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by Walter De LA Mare

  • Author: Walter De LA Mare
  • ISBN: 0192813447
  • ISBN13: 978-0192813442
  • ePub: 1479 kb | FB2: 1219 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Genre Fiction
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press (September 27, 1984)
  • Pages: 416
  • Rating: 4.9/5
  • Votes: 916
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Memoirs of a Midget (Twentieth Century Classics) ePub download

Published in 1921, Memoirs of a Midget is a surrealistic novel, told in the first person, by English poet, anthologist, and short story writer Walter de la Mare, best known for his tales of the uncanny and poetry for children.

Published in 1921, Memoirs of a Midget is a surrealistic novel, told in the first person, by English poet, anthologist, and short story writer Walter de la Mare, best known for his tales of the uncanny and poetry for children. We never learn her name, but the protagonist and principle narrator "Miss . is playfully referred to as "Midgetina" by her faithless friend, Fanny

De la Mare's preoccupation with the Brontës is unsubtle (Wuthering Heights and Jane Eyre get several direct references) .

De la Mare's preoccupation with the Brontës is unsubtle (Wuthering Heights and Jane Eyre get several direct references) and, on occasion, the first-person narrative slips into the parodic. But Memoirs of a Midget is a triumphant work of fiction: a portrait of a complex heroine who the reader will ultimately find quite as compelling as Jane or Cathy.

Memoirs of a Midget book. I remember finishing Walter de la Mare's The Return and feeling that, while quietly devastating and profoundly moving, the form of the thing lacked polish.

It is a big book for a small subject Her memoirs begin with a dismissal of the myths that accrued around her: that she was accustomed to wear shoes.

It is a big book for a small subject. Miss M. is tiny: her earliest recollection is of a moment when she sat on the lid of a pomatum pot - a coloured picture of Mr Shandy, as I remember - watching her father shave, when a jackdaw came up to the window, fussing and pecking in an attempt to make off with her. may be small, but her vision is large. Her memoirs begin with a dismissal of the myths that accrued around her: that she was accustomed to wear shoes with leaden soles.

Walter de la Mare (1873 to 1956) was an English writer of fiction and poetry .

Walter de la Mare (1873 to 1956) was an English writer of fiction and poetry for both adult and children. In a poll conducted by The Bookworm programme in 1995 to find the Nation's favourite poem, his poem Silver was voted number 63 out of the top 100 poems. The poem was first published In a book of delightful children’s rhymes titled Peacock Pie, in 1913. De la Mare has closely observed the transformative phenomenon of a silver moon on the natural world, the creatures that inhabit it, and on inanimate objects. Silver is an example of the extraordinary power, ascribed to him in the Encyclopaedia Britannica, to evoke the evanescent moments in life.

De la Mare wrote numerous novels, short stories, essays, and poems. He was awarded the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Memoirs of a Midget

De la Mare wrote numerous novels, short stories, essays, and poems. He was awarded the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Memoirs of a Midget. Miss . the narrator of these fictional memoirs, is a tiny young woman with a passion for shells, fossils, flints, butterflies, and stuffed animals. Concluding that she must choose either to simply tolerate her difference or grow callous.

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Henry Brocken, His Travels and Adventures in the Rich, Strange, Scarce-Imaginable Regions of Romance. The Listeners and Other Poems. Down-Adown-Derry, A Book of Fairy Poems. On the bookshelvesAll. One fee.

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This is a haunting story, told in the first-person, of a Victorian gentlewoman of diminutive size. In the Introductorian gentlewoman of diminutive size. In the Introduction, Angela Carter calls it "an authentic masterpiece. Lucid, enigmatic, and violent with the terrible violence that leaves behind no physical trace."
Daizil
This book is quite fascinating, as I expected it would be. By about page 100 the reader begins to understand what is unique in Miss M. Because of her small size she goes through life somewhat as a child would, yet mentally she develops normally. Thus she is a magical creature who can see the world afresh while still mentally mature – the dream of every poet. Also, the smaller you are, the more detail you can notice. Others are of “the common size” – this is meant somewhat derogatorily, as appears when Miss M. corrects it to “the ordinary size” when she meets Dr. Phelps.

Miss M. is rather contemptuous of normal humanity – “Forty feeding like one” (Wordsworth). She notes that giants are usually stupid, therefore, she … perfects the conditional.

I was well into the book and was still waiting for the surrealism. It is always a mysterious book in the sense that I, at least, am never quite sure what is going on in the interpersonal relationships, but that may be just me. But on p. 214 we get: “I wonder what the listener thought of this little challenge, not what Mr. Crimble did.” Miss M. and Mr. Crimble are alone in the room. "The Listeners" (1912) is de la Mare’s best-known poem, indeed the one I read first. I suspect de la Mare’s "listeners" are readers of life’s books, including those that haven’t been written yet.
Zonama
...though few enough people will ever read it, because this book languishes in undeserved obscurity. This novel is a fascinating look into a life which is unimaginable to most of us--this life of a tiny, delicate midget,
whose heart and soul are as large as she is small. This is not a book to be picked up for an idle afternoon's
reading (though it is not difficult to read), because it is truly like entering...well, a fairyland. If you are a
reader of high fiction, you will love it.

And, though I'm evidently the only person in the world who knows this, it would make a world-beating
animated film.
asAS
Amazon.com sent me the corrected, updated version of Memoirs of a Midget today (thank you, thank you!), and it works fine on my Kindle (at last)!

The book itself is a masterpiece, and I am so glad to have some Walter de la Mare works available for my Kindle now. His prose stories are generally hard to find, and unaccountably obscure. And it is a pity, because he was a unique, amazing writer and poet. His lyrical, haunting style is unmatched, and quite enchanting. His poetry is truly fine, but I really love his prose works best. They read like prose, but engage your imagination like poetry! The language is beautiful.
Kashicage
Not one of my favorites, found it to be slow in parts. I wish it was more interesting. I would not recommend.
kolos
A book that begs to be read, and certainly will benefit from second, third, fourth readings and so on. The poetry in the prose is most exquisite and makes for an incredibly beautiful read, but it does take some time getting used to. The subtleties of the dialogue as well as half of the descriptions by Miss M can probably be read a myriad different ways and may well confuse the reader as to the real meanings behind them. But once you come out of the haze, you will realise that you are holding something entirely unique in your hands.
Shaktit
I thought that this book was excellent! As a fellow short person, I could relate to the story wonderfully! I have felt the same feelings that she felt, it was almost like a mirror was held up to my life. Well except for the when the book took place I can't believe how awesome this book was! Now perhaps people will look at the midgets and think that they are real people too, not just disformed humans. you should read this book. It was the best book I ever read. I hope that everyone reads this book so that people everywhere can get to know the hardships that we face in our day to day lives. This book really educated my friends on how hard life can be. I can only hope that others will do the same thing.
Samowar
De La Mare's little gem, Memoirs of a Midget has to be one of my favourite novels of all time; an uncanny situation, richly developed personalities and the ever present philisophical questions of identity, place and sexuality are all addressed in the most quizzical and charming ways. A must have for those who consider themselves lovers of fairytales as well as philosophers.
On vacation. No bookstores around. Needed to read for a book group. But after more or less reading the sample, sometimes able to decipher the multiple "typos," sometimes not, I decided that even at 3.97 the experience would just be too frustrating.
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