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E shows the origins and reuirements of a vocation that has no name She finds proof of this in the lives of others Jacues Lusseyran who though blind wrote about his inner vision surviving inside a concentration camp during World War II; the Scottish nun Sara Grant and Abb Dubois both of whom lived extensively in India where their vocation led them; the English novelists Antonia White and Emily Bront; and the fifth century. Sometimes I didn t have the patience necessary for this book

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Beautiful essays by Fanny Howe a poet praised for her private uest through the metaphysical universe the results are startling and honest The New York Times Book ReviewFanny Howe's richly contemplative The Winter Sun is a collection of essays on childhood language and meaning by one of America's most original contemporary poetsThrough a collage of reflections on people places and times that have been part of her life How. 255 Not so sure what I just read Not much of an essays book like I though it would be Very personal closer to a biographies with small reflexion on writing Well written not doubt about the writing style very beautiful but too personal and not enough philosophical for my taste Not what I was expecting

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Philosopher and poet Bharthari With interludes referring to her own place and situation Howe makes this book into a Progress rather than a memoir The Winter Sun displays the same power as found in her highly praised collection of essays The Wedding Dress a book described by James Carroll as an unflinching but exhilarating look at real religion the American desolation a woman's life and always the redemption of literatur. First I m not a fan of books of fragments The subtitle Notes on a vocation is uite apt these are notes Here is a good one about her writing studentsI do not expect them to tell except obliuelyBecause I don t tell Dangerous memories are those that seem best left alone contrary to what we are rged so often to do If you speak of them they are deformed into words and become a potential conversation among strangers They are not it They are never it They are not to be revisited No matter how elouent the description of the intimacy violence and fear no matter how close the speaker is to what you are telling the story is not it Better to take up translation an turn someone else s memories into a cold poem or better to make it fiction True trauma has no languagePretty powerful stuff I liked early essays on her memory of being a child living in Harvard Suare in the 40 s


10 thoughts on “The Winter Sun Notes on a Vocation

  1. says:

    255 Not so sure what I just read Not much of an essays book like I though it would be Very personal closer to a biographies with small reflexion on writing Well written not doubt about the writing style very beau

  2. says:

    Today a woman in New Orleans thanked Jesus when she was handed a drink of water We saw her on televisionWhy did the woman thank Jesus instead of the man who brought it to her?I mean if she thinks Jesus brought the glass of water who brought the flood that made her thirsty?Tell me why did the woman thank Jesus?What if you were to tell her that not only did Jesus die two thousand years ago but he did not come back and does not exist in any po

  3. says:

    i've long waited for this new book by fanny howe ever since i came across a portion of one of her lyric essays published several years ago in some hoity toity journal of scholarship i think it was many reviewers are right

  4. says:

    'The Winter Sun' is essay fragments about Howe's childhood family her spirituality her vocation as a writer There are parts of this book that I found immediately compelling than others but what made me really love this book was how in reading it I felt like I needed to pay attention to the things I wouldn't nat

  5. says:

    To my surprise I felt in sync with Fannie Howe She made mistakes in love or the chase She loves her children She is still trying to make sense of her own early family life It seems she has lately become a Catholic But the Buddhist kind She didn'tdoesn't like school yet she is an intellectual in spite of herself Part of this is me too and so

  6. says:

    Sometimes I didn't have the patience necessary for this book

  7. says:

    not very interesting prose biographic alot of intellectual allusions and name dropping

  8. says:

    First I'm not a fan of books of fragments The subtitle 'Notes on a vocation' is uite apt these are notes Here is a good one about her writing s

  9. says:

    Since I was her student in the late 90's it's fascinating and clears up a few things to read her perspectives on her students in the late 90'

  10. says:

    I'm a fan of Fanny Howe poet seeker This reads like a memoir not of i facts but of her inner life She has found in others w

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