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Caro's Transit

By Vita Forest

I first read The Transit of Venus by Shirley Hazzard a few years ago.  I had heard of it before then, but really became intrigued when the entire panel of… 451 more words

Literature

This week

By Vita Forest

This week I have been

READING The Transit of Venus by Shirley Hazzard (and savouring every word).

WRITING

Simple Pleasures

This week

By Vita Forest

This week I have been

  • READING The Transit of Venus by Shirley Hazzard.  For the third time.  Oh my goodness… It really is an experience.
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Simple Pleasures

why question

“Why should you mock anybody’s endurance or their means of survival? You, who’ve never faced death or even danger?”- Shirley Hazzard

note: from The Transit of Venus by Shirley Hazzard

The Transit of Venus by Shirley Hazzard

There are times when you don’t get into a book as a reader and you can say that you don’t think much of it. I would think this is most often the case. 766 more words

"where the violets came from"

You started using the word loggia for veranda,

fresco for mural, villa for house

but you were in an island

with mangoes, breadfruit and coral reef. 45 more words

Transit of Venus

Reflections on

The Transit of Venus

by Shirley Hazzard

Only in the final chapter of The Transit of Venus does it become apparent that the book’s characters have been gradually arching towards plot alignments that are planetary in scope. 512 more words

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