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A Girl Called Foote by A.E. Walnofer (Review)

Book Review Women in Literature

A Girl Called Foote by A.E. Walnofer (Review)

A Girl Called Foote falls into the category of books I found while randomly flipping through the ebook offerings of the local library. Isn’t it wonderful how the library lets us take a chance on books we wouldn’t normally consider? In all honesty, I chose the book because of its cover. It stands out from other library offerings in its simplicity. subtle, elegant, as enigmatic as the title, and reminiscent of old books – thus well-suited for a novel about a 19th century bookworm The book begins as an episodic novel, showing glimpses into the childhoods of the two protagonists:...

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"DESHERITEE" by Malvina Blanchecotte

Poetry Translation Women in Literature

"DESHERITEE" by Malvina Blanchecotte

For many books, different editions are broadly similar, with a few corrections and updates in later editions. This is not the case for Malvina Blanchecotte's Rêves et Réalités. Later editions include a significant amount of added material. The following poem, Déshéritée, was added for the 2nd and 3rd editions. I struggled with a translation for the title of this poem. "Déshéritée" means underprivileged or disinherited (female person), but that isn't poetic and in the context of the poem, this woman is a black sheep, rather than financially deprived. After weeks of pondering and looking through thesauri and dictionaries, I came...

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As You Like It by Shakespeare (Inside a Book)

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As You Like It by Shakespeare (Inside a Book)

A book is always more than a book, but some instances are more obvious than others. Such is the case of this copy of As You Like It, a facsimile from the first folio. Its former owner stuffed it full of articles and other Shakespeare-related ephemera.   The title page                                                                                          A look inside                                                                                           Verse numbering bookmark included! A list of other titles available Ephemera, mostly from Shakespeare's 400th birthday A very fancy brochure from an exhibition Classic portrait of William James I with the Globe Theater in the background  "That Man Shakespeare" "Why not Pattern Dinner after the Bard of...

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Happy Easter!

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"LA RÊVEUSE" by Malvina Blanchecotte

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"LA RÊVEUSE" by Malvina Blanchecotte

If you have been following this blog series, welcome back!  If you are just now tuning in, I recommend catching up by reading this brief biography of Malvina Blanchecotte.  The following poem, the Dreamer, appears in Blanchecotte's second collection of poetry, Nouvelles Poésies.   Overthere by Gabriel Frascella* (used with permission)   LA RÊVEUSE A UNE CRÉOLE   L’œil fixe et ne regardant rien,Inattentive et sérieuse,Tout révèle dans ton maintienQuelque peine mystérieuse. Nos paroles n’arrivent pasA ton oreille au loin distraite :Tu sembles écouter tout basLe chant d’une autre voix secrète. Ainsi réfugiée en toi,A tout le reste indifférente,Où s’en va ton rêve ?...

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