Jul 19, Eireanne marked it as to-read Shelves: Most of the book's narrative covers the events of the twelve-month period between Miss M. A must have for those who consider themselves lovers of fairytales as well as philosophers. Customers who bought this item also bought. But Walter de la Mare pulls it off in Memoirs of a Midget. The novel does have a pall, but it wasn't particularly dark - excepting Crimble's suicide and Mr.
Memoirs of a Midget
It was the best book I ever read. Oct 21, Jane rated it liked it. Tattered, in hardcover, in the dark, and with the kind of title that begs to be examined. He worked in the statistics department of the London office of Standard Oil for eighteen years while struggling to bring up a family, but nevertheless found enough time to write, and, in , through the efforts of Sir Henry Newbolt he received a Civil List pension which enabled him to concentrate on writing; One of de la Mare's special interests was the imagination, and this contributed both to the popularity of his children's writing and to his other work occasionally being taken less seriously than it deserved. The memoirs of a little person before technology could overcome most of their obstacles and further, written by a man! Anyway, loved Miss M's struggle out of being forced to be a pet, a curiosity, and somehow not fully human, to taking action for herself and taking control of her own identity regardless of outside perceptions. Looking back, I now realize this was unusual behavior.
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Trivia About Memoirs of a Midget. Bowater is not Fanny's real mother; that Mr. We are committed to providing each customer with the highest standard of customer service. State College, PA, U. You are commenting using your Twitter account.
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Description: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. Turn off email alerts. And when it was asked: Comment 14 people found this helpful. In her preface to a edition of the book Angela Carter calls Memoirs of a Midget "a minor but authentic masterpiece, a novel that clearly sets out with the intention of being unique and, in fact, is so; lucid, enigmatic, and violent with the terrible violence that leaves behind no physical trace.