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... glossy very pretty red hair, a farmer's daughter,” is the way he described her in
a letter to a friend, and she in turn described him as “small and childish-looking,
yet like a child- sage, nervous too and very sensitive, with a small ivory pale face.
On the face of it that would have seemed a congenial enough assignment for a
man of Hopkins' interests and abilities, but it turned out to be far otherwise. First of
all, the Dublin of his day was the shabby, impoverished relic of what had once ...
... at it, that child-sized, ivory-pale man. His voice was “weak but sweet, rather
plaintive,” as a friend remembered it, his manner was variously described as
graceful or effeminate, and he had a long, narrow face that made his head seem
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - tjsjohanna - LibraryThing
Interesting insights, but I'm skeptical of critics who examine authors' works and then pretend to some insight into their lives. That's a risky business. Read full review
Speak what we feel (not what we ought to say): reflections on literature and faithUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Spiritual writer, novelist, and Presbyterian minister Buechner (The Magnificent Defeat) considers four authors and the works that, in his view, each wrote in his own blood about the darkness of life ... Read full review