The agreeable eye

an eudæmonistarchives

More specifically concerning: hope mirrlees

Cold Fish

2 November 2006, around 22.26.

It was a most comfortable house to visit. Gertrude Stein liked it, she could stay in her room or in the garden as much as she liked without hearing too much conversation. The food was excellent, scotch food, delicious and fresh, and it was very amusing meeting all of the Cambridge dignitaries. We were taken […]

petrified

24 March 2012, around 19.16.

10 Gower St, Hope Mirrlees in a hat, with Lytton Strachey et al.1 Pigeons perch on statues And are turned to stone.2I found this image via the Persephone Post, but they persist in reorganizing their archives and breaking links – a laudable pastime, but one which prevents me from giving them credit as directly as […]

hope against hope (1)

22 June 2012, around 18.24.

in which nothing much is said, especially about Hope Mirrlees.

Crambe repetita (23)

29 July 2012, around 17.28.

Hope Mirrlees, The Counterplot

hope against hope (2)

6 August 2012, around 10.48.

on Mirrlees and extravagant biographies; briefly.

hope against hope (3)

4 November 2012, around 7.41.

a counter reformation.

hope against hope (4)

24 March 2015, around 11.44.

A bit of Caravaggio’s painting of ‘Saint Jerome Writing’ It’s taken me a while to get through Hope Mirrlees’ Collected Poems, perhaps because it confounded my expectations (which were admittedly a bit confused). Eager readers of Mirrlees’ work or those interested in her life should, of course, pick up a copy, as it is contains […]

a sop

19 October 2015, around 20.56.

Books that currently ‘saved for later’ – either because I hope to find them at the library book sale, at the local bookstore, or I really don’t have need of them – offered without comment: The complete works of Elizabeth Gaskell The complete works of Constance Holme Thomas Love Peacock, The Misfortunes of Elphin and […]

hope against hope (5)

29 December 2017, around 17.05.

You have perhaps forgotten my monologue on the subject of Hope Mirrlees. I have for some years been vexed with her for encouraging the inspissation of Jane Ellen Harrison, for clotting the intellect into insipidity: there is only so much of bears and cooing that a person can take, particularly if one is not a […]

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