Annoying the Victorians by James Kincaid download in ePub, pdf, iPad
Stendhal I can hardly describe to you the effect of these books. Thoreau If I read a book and it makes my whole body so cold no fire can warm me I know that is poetry.
Emerson Every allegedly great age is an age of translations. With wonderful dexterity and the quiet assurance that only comes with deep and sophisticated scholarship, Flanders invites us into a fully realized world. That may be the meaning of life. It picks apart, in the most elegant way, a great deal of our received wisdom about how the Victorians lived. Borges Literature is news that stays news.
That may be the measure of our lives. Flanders is a shrewd, reliable historian with a keen domestic eye, a sharp wit and a clear and appealing style. These are the only ways I know it. Pound Politics in a work of literature is like a pistol shot in the middle of a concert. It's entertaining yet authoritative, accessible yet fascinatingly detailed and thorough.
They produced in me an infinity of new images and feelings, that sometimes raised me to ecstasy, but more frequently sunk me into the lowest dejection. If I feel physically as if the top of my head were taken off, I know that is poetry.
Toni Morrison, Nobel Acceptance Speech Poetry is not a turning loose of emotion, but an escape from emotion. This massively entertaining and just as informative book allows us to see the Victorian house as never before, from the inside, room by room. Relying on canny use of diaries, memoirs, novels, and a thousand other revelatory sources, it moves and amuses and astonishes.
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