Latest James D. Houston Stories

2009-04-18 12:56:36

Novelist James D. Houston, whose works ranged from Hawaiian culture to World War II acts, has died at the age of 75, his daughter Gabrielle says. The Los Angeles Times reported Saturday that while Houston was known for chronicling Hawaiian culture and the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II, he was also recognized as a prized chronicler of California life. Whether in fiction or non-fiction, few writers have more consistently addressed the enduring issues arising out of the...

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  • Genre or still-life pictures, including all subjects of a trivial, coarse, or common kind: so called in contempt.
According to the OED, "the sense ‘a painting’ in English is probably due to the influence of lithograph n., photograph n., etc."