[KB] "Gregory Clark's" Book and Article
Edward C Appel
edwardcappel at frontier.com
Mon Feb 24 17:00:58 EST 2014
Thanks for setting me straight, Jack. The reason I surmised that OUR Greg and THIS Greg were the same guy is, Amazon or whatever is confused, too. Our Greg's Burke book and The Son Also Rises study from Princeton are listed under the same "Gregory Clark."
I wonder who the Gregory Clark is who wrote that Times article?
Thanks, Jack, for the link to the Malcolm Cowley stuff. We're on safe Burkean ground there!
On Mon, 2/24/14, Jack Selzer <jls25 at psu.edu> wrote:
Subject: Re: [KB] "Gregory Clark's" Book and Article
To: "Edward C Appel" <edwardcappel at frontier.com>
Cc: kb at kbjournal.org
Date: Monday, February 24, 2014, 12:55 PM
Actually, OUR Greg Clark (BYU) is NOT
the author of The Sun Also Rises Etc. Nor is he the author
of the ancestors article. But our Grag Clark is nevertheless
still a busy boy: he does have another KB book coming out
soon from U of Chicago Press (no less), and assuming his
paper/panel proposal is accepted, he'll be at the KB
Conference in St Louis this summer.
In other news, check out this reference to another
Paterno Family Liberal Arts Professor
Department of English
Penn State University
15 Burrowes Building
University Park, PA 16802
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Edward C Appel" <edwardcappel at frontier.com>
To: kb at kbjournal.org
Sent: Monday, February 24, 2014 3:15:14 PM
Subject: [KB] "Gregory Clark's" Book and Article
After the service yesterday at the U.U. Church of Lancaster
(PA), I went across the street to the Chestnut Hill Cafe to
get coffee and read the Sunday Times, as is my wont.
The lead article in the Sunday Review section was entitled,
"Your Ancestors, Your Fate: Surnames Reveal That Social
Mobility Is Much Slower Than We Think," by an author named
Gregory Clark. Clark said the research and findings he
discussed in the piece were the result of work by
scholars/scientists at Harvard and Cal Berkeley, yet Clark
gave indication that he was involved in the study,
also. I found the information so important and useful,
I wrote some quotes all over my church bulletin, in case I
couldn't come by a copy at, say, Barnes and Noble, where I
knew the NYT was on sale---if their copies had not already
Not the case. I got my Sunday Times, print edition,
the "Sunday Review" in front of me as I write. Also by
my side is Rhetorical Landscapes in America: Variations on a
Theme from Kenneth Burke, a book by one Gregory Clark.
Could it be, I queried, could this "Gregory Clakr," author
of "Your Ancestors, Your Fate," be OUR Gregory Clark, Burke
scholar extraordinaire, so gifted a teacher he had several
students of his deporting themselves with great insight at
the Clemson Conference, 2011?
I googled the matter and found that our Gregory Clark has a
new book out, from Princeton University Press, entitled, The
Son Also Rises: Surnames and the History of Social
If anyone, including Clark himself, can clue me in further
on the research project so compellingly summarized in
yesterday's paper, and surely expanded on in the book from
Princeton U. P., I'd be much obliged.
Really, really interesting.
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