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[Mary Henley Rubio] ✓ Lucy Maud Montgomery: The Gift of Wings [sports PDF] Ebook Epub Download Þ I have just ordered this from Canada as it is not available yet at US This is the long awaited biography, long in the making and longer in anticipation.
Maud Montgomery is my favorite authoress storyteller.
She was a prolific Canadian writer and world famous with her publication of Anne of Green Gables in the early 1900 s Because her works are of a buoyantand uplifting nature, it was a great shock to learn that her life was a burden of tragedies from end to end.
Did Maud end her own life by an overdose of drugs at the age of 68 It seems that in this book we are to get the facts but will have to draw our own conclusions.
I am just hoping to gain a few pieces of the puzzle.
Beautiful Exceptionally well written.
Very interesting biography However, unfortunately not quite as unbiased as I d hoped to see from somebody who s done SUCH extensive research on her subject matter of course I understand no biography can ever be completely unbiased I guess neutral is a better word.
My initial impression was that I was glad I d read the journals before reading this First of all, there were events Rubio skimmed over very quickly, where I was glad to have a bit background information than the biography gave Secondly, I felt it provided me with a nuanced view of LMM s life than I would have had if I d only had the biography as a source.
The book is generally well written, although I did feel like Rubio occasionally included too much background information I understand the desire to share 20 years worth of r Heartbreaking, absolutely beautiful and well researched biography about a woman whose writing I have said changed my life I was thrilled to read that is exactly what many of her fans would say For me, the big unanswered question remains, how could she save us that way when she couldn t save herself It s a sobering look at what we can do with our art, what we must do, really We give all we can, we give the best of us no matter what we get in return Outside of my personal obsession with L.
M Montgomery, this book is a fascinating look at what it takes to write a life I read her journals first, which was the intention of the biographer, and then I read the biography And, of course, I have read Montgomery s fiction over and over most of my life There is so much to learn here about being a woman, being an artist, a mother, a wife, a world changer she encourag Good grief, is this a good biography Meticulously researched, willing to examine Montgomery s journals skeptically and using outside sources to verify or question them, with endnotes just as fascinating as the text, this is a caring, careful, thorough look at Montgomery s life Is is clear that the author s research, beginning in the late 70s and early 80s and continuing through the biography s publication, and her incredible work co editing Montgomery s journals made this piece of a scholarship possible All of you go read this.
All the stories that Maud told were essentially variations on her own personal narrative those of young girls and women trying to find a home and a life where there is love, approval, and respect To be fair to biographer Mary Henley Rubio, I believed after reading The Gift of Wings that she knows about as much as it is possible to know about Lucy Maud Montgomery a writer beloved by so many generations of readers After reading her extensive Introduction, not to mention 600 pages of carefully documented and footnoted biography, I was convinced that she had done her research both methodically and sensitively How unfortunate, then, that I felt terribly depressed and sad by the time I reached the end of the story of Montgomery s life Could Rubio have used a different lens Made emphasis of the joy and humour that are found, oh so plentifully, in the books There is always Exerpted from my review Magic Island and The Gift of Wings, Elizabeth Waterston and Mary Rubio Dual Book Review Children s Literature 38 Spring 2010 254 259 Rubio s The Gift of Wings is not the first biography of Montgomery, but it is the most detailed and authoritative one to date Montgomery penned her own brief memoir, The Alpine Path, which originated in 1917 as a series of articles for Everywoman s World Mollie Gillen s The Wheel of Things 1975 broke ground as the first modern biography of Montgomery, but it has been superseded by recent research In 1995, Waterston and Rubio collaborated on a short biography titled Writing a Life L.
M Montgomery that study, too, has been supplanted by The Gift of Wings The figure that emerges from Rubio s new biography is complex ambitious and talented, but deeply troubled In particul Melissa recommends Though not for the faint of heart the size alone is enough to scare plenty of people off , this is one heck of a biography I admit it I ve been reading books by and about Montgomery since elementary school I am a Big Fan So, when I picked this book up, I was expecting a well written, thorough biography, but I wasn t really expecting to learn anything new Oops I have new respect for LMM s grandmother, sympathy for Ewan, can never look at my Page editions of her books the same way again, and am seriouscly scared by her son, Chester Even powerfully, though I ve known her story for years, the bio is a page turner Rubio sets the scenes beautifully and provides the kind of context that few biographies do It s than just a life story, it s social history A few minor quibbles there were times where I fel