Book The Gardens of Emily Dickinson

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  • Author : Judith FARR
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release : 2009-06-30
  • ISBN : 0674036727
  • Pages : 368 pages

Download or read The Gardens of Emily Dickinson PDF, written by Judith FARR and published by Harvard University Press. This book was released on 2009-06-30 with total page 368 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this first substantial study of Emily Dickinson's devotion to flowers and gardening, Judith Farr seeks to join both poet and gardener in one creative personality. She casts new light on Dickinson's temperament, her aesthetic sensibility, and her vision of the relationship between art and nature, revealing that the successful gardener's intimate understanding of horticulture helped shape the poet's choice of metaphors for every experience: love and hate, wickedness and virtue, death and immortality. Gardening, Farr demonstrates, was Dickinson's other vocation, more public than the making of poems but analogous and closely related to it. Over a third of Dickinson's poems and nearly half of her letters allude with passionate intensity to her favorite wildflowers, to traditional blooms like the daisy or gentian, and to the exotic gardenias and jasmines of her conservatory. Each flower was assigned specific connotations by the nineteenth century floral dictionaries she knew; thus, Dickinson's association of various flowers with friends, family, and lovers, like the tropes and scenarios presented in her poems, establishes her participation in the literary and painterly culture of her day. A chapter, "Gardening with Emily Dickinson" by Louise Carter, cites family letters and memoirs to conjecture the kinds of flowers contained in the poet's indoor and outdoor gardens. Carter hypothesizes Dickinson's methods of gardening, explaining how one might grow her flowers today. Beautifully illustrated and written with verve, The Gardens of Emily Dickinson will provide pleasure and insight to a wide audience of scholars, admirers of Dickinson's poetry, and garden lovers everywhere. Table of Contents: Introduction 1. Gardening in Eden 2. The Woodland Garden 3. The Enclosed Garden 4. The "Garden in the Brain" 5. Gardening with Emily Dickinson Louise Carter Epilogue: The Gardener in Her Seasons Appendix: Flowers and Plants Grown by Emily Dickinson Abbreviations Notes Acknowledgments Index of Poems Cited Index Reviews of this book: In this first major study of our beloved poet Dickinson's devotion to gardening, Farr shows us that like poetry, gardening was her daily passion, her spiritual sustenance, and her literary inspiration...Rather than speaking generally about Dickinson's gardening habits, as other articles on the subject have done, Farr immerses the reader in a stimulating and detailed discussion of the flowers Dickinson grew, collected, and eulogized...The result is an intimate study of Dickinson that invites readers to imagine the floral landscapes that she saw, both in and out of doors, and to re-create those landscapes by growing the same flowers (the final chapter is chock-full of practical gardening tips). --Maria Kochis, Library Journal Reviews of this book: This is a beautiful book on heavy white paper with rich reproductions of Emily Dickinson's favorite flowers, including sheets from the herbarium she kept as a young girl. But which came first, the flowers or the poems? So intertwined are Dickinson's verses with her life in flowers that they seem to be the lens through which she saw the world. In her day (1830-86), many people spoke 'the language of flowers.' Judith Farr shows how closely the poet linked certain flowers with her few and beloved friends: jasmine with editor Samuel Bowles, Crown Imperial with Susan Gilbert, heliotrope with Judge Otis Lord and day lilies with her image of herself. The Belle of Amherst, Mass., spent most of her life on 14 acres behind her father's house on Main Street. Her gardens were full of scented flowers and blossoming trees. She sent notes with nosegays and bouquets to neighbors instead of appearing in the flesh. Flowers were her messengers. Resisting digressions into the world of Dickinson scholarship, Farr stays true to her purpose, even offering a guide to the flowers the poet grew and how to replicate her gardens. --Susan Salter Reynolds, Los Angeles Times Cuttings from the book: "The pansy, like the anemone, was a favorite of Emily Dickinson because it came up early, announcing the longed-for spring, and, as a type of bravery, could withstand cold and even an April snow flurry or two in her Amherst garden. In her poem the pansy announces itself boldly, telling her it has been 'resoluter' than the 'Coward Bumble Bee' that loiters by a warm hearth waiting for May." "She spoke of the written word as a flower, telling Emily Fowler Ford, for example, 'thank you for writing me, one precious little "forget-me-not" to bloom along my way.' She often spoke of a flower when she meant herself: 'You failed to keep your appointment with the apple-blossoms,' she reproached her friend Maria Whitney in June 1883, meaning that Maria had not visited her . . . Sometimes she marked the day or season by alluding to flowers that had or had not bloomed: 'I said I should send some flowers this week . . . [but] my Vale Lily asked me to wait for her.'" "People were also associated with flowers . . . Thus, her loyal, brisk, homemaking sister Lavinia is mentioned in Dickinson's letters in concert with sweet apple blossoms and sturdy chrysanthemums . . . Emily's vivid, ambitious sister-in-law Susan Dickinson is mentioned in the company of cardinal flowers and of that grand member of the fritillaria family, the Crown Imperial."

Book Sermons  from The Fowls of the Air and The Lilies of the Field

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Book Catholics in the Movies

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  • Author : Colleen McDannell
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2008
  • ISBN : 9780195306569
  • Pages : 362 pages

Download or read Catholics in the Movies PDF, written by Colleen McDannell and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2008 with total page 362 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The common admission that "everything I know about religion I learned from the movies" is true for believers as much as for unbelievers. And at the movies, Catholicism is the American religion. As an intensely visual faith with a well-defined ritual and authority structure, Catholicism lends itself to the drama and pageantry of film. Beginning with the silent era of film and ending with movies today, eleven prominent scholars explore how Catholic characters, spaces, and rituals are represented in cinema.

Book Clip N Snip Object Talks for Kids

Download or read Clip N Snip Object Talks for Kids PDF, written by Susan L. Lingo and published by Standard Publishing. This book was released on 2004-09-08 with total page 68 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Paper, scissors, and markers have never been more fun! These 25 cool and clever messages kids clip and snip from paper teach Christian values and what it means to live a godly life. These resources are ideal for quick lessons or attention-getting visuals to supplement existing lesson materials. Just use items from your kitchen, craft basket, or tool chest to create lessons that fascinate children, illustrate a biblical truth, and deliver memorable messages your kids will love.

Book Wherein the Lilies Grow

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  • Author : Jo Crosby
  • Publisher : Ambassador International
  • Release : 2012-03
  • ISBN : 1620200171
  • Pages : 222 pages

Download or read Wherein the Lilies Grow PDF, written by Jo Crosby and published by Ambassador International. This book was released on 2012-03 with total page 222 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: God is Sheer Beauty. God is Sheer Splendor. Designed to inspire devotion, Wherein the Lilies Grow creatively reflects the everyday moments we encounter with God, and points the reader toward his provision, his personal nature, and his splendor. It is the applicable story of God's love told through scripture, poetry, journal entries, and photography. Written from a personal perspective, the author candidly discusses her journey and often her struggle to understand the intersection of various circumstances and God's faithfulness. In eased words, she captures the beauty of discovering insight into the heart of God as well as her own. God, the Gardener, is extraordinary within the ordinary of life. Without fail, he both provides and abides in the garden, in the wilderness, and within every inch of life between the two. Let the message captured in this book lead your heart down the path lined with his splendor the path where the lilies grow.

Book The Cyclop  aedia of Practical Quotations

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Book The Cyclop  dia of Practical Quotations

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Book Women Poets in the Victorian Era

Download or read Women Poets in the Victorian Era PDF, written by Fabienne Moine and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2016-03-09 with total page 314 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Examining the place of nature in Victorian women's poetry, Fabienne Moine explores the work of canonical and long-neglected women poets to show the myriad connections between women and nature during the period. At the same time, she challenges essentialist discourses that assume innate affinities between women and the natural world. Rather, Moine shows, Victorian women poets mobilised these alliances to defend common interests and express their engagement with social issues. While well-known poets such as Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Christina Rossetti are well-represented in Moine's study, she pays particular attention to lesser known writers such as Mary Howitt or Eliza Cook who were popular during their lifetimes or Edith Nesbit, whose verse has received scant critical attention so far. She also brings to the fore the poetry of many non-professional poets. Looking to their immediate cultural environments for inspiration, these women reconstructed the natural world in poems that raise questions about the validity and the scope of representations of nature, ultimately questioning or undermining social practices that mould and often fossilise cultural identities.

Book Scripture botany  a descriptive account of the plants  trees   c   mentioned in holy Writ

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Book The New Golden Trio

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  • Author : William Batchelder Bradbury
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 1866
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : 382 pages

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Book The Book of Mysteries

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  • Author : Jonathan Cahn
  • Publisher : Charisma Media
  • Release : 2016
  • ISBN : 162998941X
  • Pages : 388 pages

Download or read The Book of Mysteries PDF, written by Jonathan Cahn and published by Charisma Media. This book was released on 2016 with total page 388 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A traveler goes on a year-long journey with a man known only as "The teacher," and absorbs a new teaching on spiritual truths for every day of the year.

Book The Four Gospels  with a Commentary  Matthew

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Book Twelve sermons

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  • Author : James Battersby
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 1883
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : pages

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Book Organic Gardening

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  • Publisher :
  • Release : 2007-06
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : 72 pages

Download or read Organic Gardening PDF, written by and published by . This book was released on 2007-06 with total page 72 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Organic Gardening magazine inspires and empowers readers with trusted information about how to grow the freshest, most healthful food, create a beautiful, safe haven around their homes, use our natural resources wisely, and care for the environment in all aspects of their lives.

Book Bible Object Lessons and Songs for Little Ones

Download or read Bible Object Lessons and Songs for Little Ones PDF, written by Lillie E. Affolter and published by . This book was released on 1892 with total page 176 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: