By Vikki Kestell
Rose Brownlee needs to select even if she's going to bow to traditional knowledge or, like Abraham, persist with the place God leads her . . . even to a rustic she doesn't know.
Set within the American prairie of the overdue 1800s, this tale of loss, disillusionment, rebirth, and love will motivate, problem, and inspire you.
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Had he even halfway realized all his literary projects, the tomes would fill up a respectable library. ) These early texts attempted to elucidate a psychic state or mood via a deliberately archaic use of gothic and romantic themes. Lush descriptions of court life, of sexless women, of strange weather and unreal landscapes prevail. The underlying psyche belongs to Pessoa but is abstracted. The writing is impersonal and the narrative voice ethereal, with the things and the words that name things all seeming to hover in a yellowish space.
If Ɠlvaro de Campos and Ricardo Reis, fundamentally poets, also wrote prose, why shouldn舗t Bernardo Soares write verses? But no: this would have only complicated matters. Pessoa realized this and backed down, repossessing the poems he had passed on to Soares, as we can deduce from a letter, written in 1935, which cites 舖Slanting Rain舗 as an 舖orthonymic舗 work (attributed to Pessoa himself). Soares retained possession of the poetic prose he had inherited, however, and he legitimated that inheritance by his own practice, admirably demonstrated in the excerpt (Text 386) he wrote on 28 November 1932, an obvious sequel to 舖In the Forest of Estrangement舗.
In 1905 he returned to Lisbon to enrol at the university, but soon dropped out, preferring to study on his own. He made a modest living translating the foreign correspondence of various commercial firms, and wrote obsessively 舑 in English, Portuguese and French. He self-published several chapbooks of his English poems in 1918 and 1922, and regularly contributed his Portuguese poems to literary journals such as Orpheu and Portugal Futurista. Mensagem, a collection of poems on patriotic themes, won a consolation prize in a national competition in 1934.
A Rose Blooms Twice (A Prairie Heritage, Book 1) by Vikki Kestell