Christine de Pizan and biblical Wisdom: A by Bonnie A. Birk

By Bonnie A. Birk

Fifteenth-century writer Christine de Pizan is well-known for the extensiveness and the range of her writing, and is healthier identified for her insightful security of girls. She, like many medieval writers, usually used literary personification as a automobile for conveying her concept. it's been spotted via many commentators variety of the feminine literary figures Christine created had an unmistakably deified air of mystery about  Read more...

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These inner tensions, and the language-choice they involved, may be relevant to the attitudes he eventually brought to the matter of poetic language. e. ScotsEnglish) before the children. There can be no doubt that Alex Scott was familiar with Aberdeen-city dialect heard both in the street and at home, but the domestic environment seems to have been biased towards a more Anglified usage. Perhaps one can extrapolate backwards from the next generation: Crombie insists that, at home, his father spoke English, a reflection in part of his sense of himself as ‘an officer and a gentleman’.

His first step, apparently, was to purchase MacDiarmid’s anthology The Golden Treasury of Scottish Poetry. 50 The relationship only fully ripened after the war when they were completing their degree. It is surprising, however, that in an autobiographical letter to Alan Bold written in the same year that ‘Growing up with granite’ appeared, he makes no mention of Thomson’s influence in 1941: [The North-East Review], to which I started contributing poems in English in December ’41, was also instrumental in turning my attention to Scots, in 1942, when it published the prize-winning entries in a competition for poems and short stories in Scots organised by a local organisation devoted to the survival of the language.

1 This sequence provides a ghostly outline of his journey during those months. Apart from this, the material on which any account of his war must be based consists of less immediate, less personal evidence. His army record is available,2 as is the war diary of his unit, the 5/7th battalion, Gordon Highlanders,3 in which, however, he is mentioned by name only twice. Beyond that are two tiny personal accounts: the first a brief newspaper article (see p. 4 For facts that might particularise his experiences, one must rely on the recollections of his family as to what he let slip.

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