Archive for January, 2014

Blog #131: Puzzle Pleasure and the Manning’s “new billiard room” in To the Lighthouse

TweetList of Matremoirs List of Patremoirs Children of Writers Let us go then, exploring, This summer morning, When all are adoring The plum-blossom and the bee. And humming and hawing, Let us ask of the starling What he may think On the brink Of the dust bin, whence he picks Among the sticks Combings of [...]

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Blog #130: Mired in a Myriad Details–From Panama hat to liftman; from one-armed poster hanger to Cashemere shawl

TweetList of Matremoirs List of Patremoirs Children of Writers [F]or fiction, imaginative work that is, is not dropped like a pebble upon the ground, as science may be; fiction is like a spider’s web, attached ever so lightly perhaps, but still attached to life at all four corners. Often the attachment is scarcely perceptible; Shakespeare’s [...]

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Blog #129: Charles Elton’s “A Garden Song” and To the Lighthouse brambles.

TweetList of Matremoirs List of Patremoirs Children of Writers “A Garden Song” Come out and climb the garden-path, Luriana Lurillee The China-rose is all abloom and buzzing with the yellow bee, We’ll swing you on the cedar-bough, Luriana Lurillee I wonder if it seems to you, Luriana Lurillee, That all the lives we ever lived [...]

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Blog #128: Succoured by William Cowper and Virginia Woolf

TweetList of Matremoirs List of Patremoirs Children of Writers Some succour yet they could afford; And, such as storms allow, The cask, the coop, the floated cord, Delay’d not to bestow. from “The Castaway” by William Cowper Time for my small discovery, the Cowper detail overlooked by Lund. In “The Lighthouse” section of To the [...]

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