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I usually think agree to disagree is bullshit, but when you get into literary experimentation, I think that’s the only way to come out alive.

These said teens would be the people watching some pretty torrid movies, and …more I think we always underestimate and have such low expectations for teens. Ash’s “poetry” is tedious mumbo-jumbo. Re-read – Focused more on Beatrice Nest in this re-read.

He keeps his find secret. There were buds on the roses and a sea of forget-me-nots at their feet. Like every art piece this is a subjective matter. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Christabel LaMotte, likewise, is something entirely new; her poems have a dash of Emily-Dickinsonian diction but with French-English, devout Christian, determinedly feminist sensibilities. And bygone lives will be infused with the spark of new beginnings, for their essence will be preserved in e artistic creations writers sent sailing the tides of time to pssession shores still to be read and mornings that smell of brine to wake up to.

Do not antonja to read this novel if you do not read poetry. This is just a list of the thoughts that at one point or another, during or after the reading of the book, struck me and got stuck in my head, of the peculiarities of this book that enchanted me, and of a couple things more. There were toning ceramic fitments, in dusty pink pottery, a lavatory-paper holder, a tissue-holder, a toothmug on a plate like those huge African lip-decorations, a scallop-shell holding pristine ovoids of purple and pink soap.

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It was the smell of the aftermath, a green smell, a smell of shredded leaves and oozing resin, of crushed wood and splashed sap, a tart smell, which bore some relation to the smell of bitten apples.

Byatt’s cup of tea. View all 13 comments.

I will, therefore, just record my thoughts about it. Roland and Maud come across as real if not as enthralling as the poets and their story drives the mystery forward to its solution.

Her books reflect a continuous interest in zoologyentomologygeology[9] and Darwinism among other repeated themes. There were parts where I came up gasping for air, and parts that I danced over lightly, barely reading, except for letting the pieces of a well-known structure fall reassuringly into place.

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I just finished reading A. This book is a gift. We get to explore together with Roland and Maud the traces of these two poets Victorian love story as the novel goes on and we are given clues just like in a detective story.

Apparently they belong to another branch of Maud’s family and may be distant relatives of hers ; and Euan MacIntyre, a solicitor British lawyer. But man, if I could do that, I would want to do that too. What do historical biographies really tell us about people? Preview — Possession by A. Or is this part of some weird trend? See my review HERE.


It also involves things that I would personally prefer not to be part of my life. We are made to believe that just like Dante had Beatrice, Petrarch had Laura, Shakespeare had a Dark Lady, there is a hidden love story behind the biography of every great personality waiting to be discovered and Christabel is more than a character: That’s a tad dramatic, but this book wasn’t always the most fun to read even though I do appreciate everything Byatt accomplished.

Jun 25, Lisa rated it it was amazing Shelves: I had to leave a review because the rest weren’t really fair.

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CdC – Gruppo di l I felt purged, like I had gone on a cleansing diet for a month. DLitt from the University of Cambridge Hon. What’s wrong with reading something which expects Reading it, I had a sensation of driving an old heavy car on a bumpy ajtonia. Don’t have a Kindle? She speaks in tongues of fire and torrents of poems spring from the briny seas of her feral imagination.

It’s the warmth and spirit that Byatt has breathed into her characters rather than their cerebral pursuits that makes us care”.