Wordsworth’s Monastic Inheritance: Poetry, Place, and the Sense of Community by Jessica Fay
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Overview: This is the first extended study of Wordsworth’s complex, subtle, and often conflicted engagement with the material and cultural legacies of monasticism. It reveals that a set of topographical, antiquarian, and ecclesiastical sources consulted by Wordsworth between 1806 and 1822 provided extensive details of the routines, structures, landscapes, and architecture of the medieval monastic system. In addition to offering a new way of thinking about religious dimensions of Wordsworth’s work and his views on Roman Catholicism, the book offers original insights into a range of important issues in his poetry and prose, including the historical resonances of the landscape, local attachment and memorialization, gardening and cultivation, Quakerism and silence, solitude and community, pastoral retreat and national identity.
Wordsworth’s interest in monastic history helps explain significant stylistic developments in his writing. In this often-neglected phase of his career, Wordsworth undertakes a series of generic experiments in order to craft poems capable of reformulating and refining taste; he adapts popular narrative forms and challenges pastoral conventions, creating difficult, austere poetry that, he hopes, will encourage contemplation and subdue readers’ appetites for exciting narrative action. This book thus argues for the significance and innovative qualities of some of Wordsworth’s most marginalized writings. It grants poems such as The White Doe of Rylstone, The Excursion, and Ecclesiastical Sketches the centrality Wordsworth believed they deserved, and reveals how Wordsworth’s engagement with the monastic history of his local region inflected his radical strategies for the creation of taste.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Educational > Genres & Styles
Inheritance: A Memoir of Family tree, Paternity, and Love by Dani Shapiro
Necessities: .ePUB reader, 996KB | Retail
Overview: What makes us who we’re? What mixture of reminiscence, historical past, biology, expertise, and that ineffable factor referred to as the soul defines us?
Within the spring of 2016, by a family tree web site to which she had whimsically submitted her DNA for evaluation, Dani Shapiro obtained the beautiful information that her father was not her organic father. She awakened one morning and her complete history–the life she had lived–crumbled beneath her.
Inheritance is a e-book about secrets–secrets inside households, stored out of disgrace or self-protectiveness; secrets and techniques we maintain from each other within the identify of affection. It’s the story of a girl’s pressing quest to unlock the story of her personal id, a narrative that has been scrupulously hidden from her for greater than fifty years, years she had spent writing brilliantly, and compulsively, on themes of id and household historical past. It’s a e-book concerning the extraordinary second we stay in–a second through which science and expertise have outpaced not solely medical ethics but in addition the capacities of the human coronary heart to cope with the results of what we uncover.
Style: Non-Fiction > Biographies & Memoirs > Arts & Literature > Authors
Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy Paternity and Love [Audiobook]
Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love by Dani Shapiro
Requirements: .MP3 reader, 191 MB
Overview: "A gripping genetic detective story, and a meditation on the meaning of parenthood and family." (Jennifer Egan, author of Manhattan Beach)
A Washington Post, Vulture, Bustle, Real Simple, PopSugar, and LitHub Most Anticipated Book of 2019 and an Apple Books Best of January 2019
From the acclaimed, best-selling memoirist and novelist – "a writer of rare talent" (Cheryl Strayed) – a memoir about the staggering family secret uncovered by a genealogy test: an exploration of the urgent ethical questions surrounding fertility treatments and DNA testing, and a profound inquiry of paternity, identity, and love.
What makes us who we are? What combination of memory, history, biology, experience, and that ineffable thing called the soul defines us?
In the spring of 2016, through a genealogy website to which she had whimsically submitted her DNA for analysis, Dani Shapiro received the stunning news that her father was not her biological father. She woke up one morning and her entire history – the life she had lived – crumbled beneath her.
Inheritance is an audiobook about secrets – secrets within families, kept out of shame or self-protectiveness; secrets we keep from one another in the name of love. It is the story of a woman’s urgent quest to unlock the story of her own identity, a story that has been scrupulously hidden from her for more than 50 years, years she had spent writing brilliantly, and compulsively, on themes of identity and family history. It is an audiobook about the extraordinary moment we live in – a moment in which science and technology have outpaced not only medical ethics, but also the capacities of the human heart to contend with the consequences of what we discover.
"An introspective mystery." (Elle)
"With Inheritance, Dani Shapiro tells a startling story of origins – their deep reach and their lasting reverberations. This book reads like a beautiful, lived novel, moving and personal and true." (Meg Wolitzer, author of The Female Persuasion)
Genre: Audiobooks > Non-Fiction
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