[Figuring] Read ç Maria Popova

  • Hardcover
  • 592
  • Figuring
  • Maria Popova
  • English
  • 02 February 2019
  • 9781524748135

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Maria Popova  6 Summary Download º PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB  Maria Popova Summary Figuring ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ir unclassifiable and often heartbreaking private relationships to change the way we understand experience and appreciate the universe Among them are the astronomer Maria Mitchell who paved the way for women in science; the sculptor Harriet Hosmer who did the same in art; the journalist and literary critic Margaret Fuller who sparked the feminist movement; and the poet Emily DickinsonEmanating from these lives are larger uestions about the measure of a good life and what it means to leave a lasting mark of. The author of this book Maria Popova is a well known curator of the excellent website brainpickingsorg Brain Pickings has an eclectic collection of articles books and other writings from various disciplines Each post introduces a work followed by the author s uniue take on the creative work This site has provided me tons of recommendations for what next to read And that is why I jumped into this book as soon as i saw it on my recommended list on goodreads If nothing else this book would be a treasure of trove of new paths to explore in my reading journeyThe book opens with a bang It starts with a sentence that goes on and on for ever It is probably one of the longest sentences that I have ever read But the book fails to hold that momentum after some timeI particularly enjoyed the chapter on Tyco Brahe and Kepler It brought back nostalgia of when I first read Carl Sagan s Cosmos and found out how these individuals were as big contributors to the field of astronomy as the famous names such as Galileo and Copernicus I had started reading this book even without finding out what the book was about And I thought the first chapter was giving me an idea of what to expectBut after reading a few chapters I feel I may have abandon this book because I still don t have a clear picture of what the author is trying to say The book flutters around constantly and introduces a plethora of characters at the cost of clarity and coherenceI lost interest in the material due to this constant flitting back and forth especially when the author is referencing uotes or transitioning into a new character A century later Exactly seventeen years later Fifteen centuries ago etc It seemed like the author was trying too hard to fit together these disparate thoughts by different individuals It seemed forced in my opinion like trying to glue a collection of essays into a single narrativeMoreover the author has used a lot of grandilouence at places when something simple would have sufficed The opening sentenceif you can call it that is a case in point When you uote a lot of writings and your interpretation of the uote is harder to understand than the uote itself there is something going wrong It feels like the author is trying to make an impression but failingI very much wanted to like this book because of the incomparable work that the author has done in building and maintaining the uality of her website But sadly the same effort does not transfer in this work by her And this book Figuring will stay un figured for me for uite some time

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Maria Popova  6 Summary Download º PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB  Maria Popova Summary Figuring ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Figuring explores the complexities of love and the human search for truth and meaning through the interconnected lives of several historical figures across four centuries beginning with the astronomer Johannes Kepler who discovered the laws of planetary motion and ending with the marine biologist and author Rachel Carson who catalyzed the environmental movement Stretching between these figures is a cast of artists writers and scientists mostly women mostly ueer whose public contribution has risen out of the. I have fallen in love with Maria Popova s weekly newsletter Brain Pickings and I cannot wait for this book

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Maria Popova  6 Summary Download º PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB  Maria Popova Summary Figuring ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Betterment on an imperfect world Are achievement and acclaim enough for happiness Is genius Is love Weaving through the narrative is a set of peripheral figures Ralph Waldo Emerson Charles Darwin Elizabeth Barrett Browning Herman Melville Frederick Douglass Nathaniel Hawthorne and Walt Whitman and a tapestry of themes spanning music feminism the history of science the rise and decline of religion and how the intersection of astronomy poetry and Transcendentalist philosophy fomented the environmental movemen. Popov s elegiacal account of the lives of a number of inspirational artists and scientists acts as a paean to creativity and individuality and most importantly the truth The crux of the book deals with three women Maria Mitchell Harriet Hosmer and Margaret Fuller whose lives intersect not only with one another but also with the majority of the people who appear in the book from Emerson to Walt Whitman from Emily Dickinson to Elizabeth Browning these unconventional and brilliant women act as the bright stars which illuminate 19th century America Popova s profound musings on the painful and lonely nature of genius on the unbearable lightness of the beauty which the people depicted are able to discover in their respective fields on the impermanence of life against ceaseless march of time and most importantly on the fearlessness demonstrated by the characters in their pursuit of truth and beauty and how each of them was able to change the world elevates the book to not just being a paean to creativity but to life itself