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  1. Marie Manilla Marie Manilla says:

    Jessie Van Eerden s THE LONG WEEPING is one of the most beautiful essay collections I ve ever read It is soulful and penetrating, intelligent and honest, and topped off with a remarkable exploration of grief of biblical proportions Though she would be humbled by the comparison, Van Eerden might just be West Virginia s own Simone Weil.


  2. Karen Karen says:

    Jessie van Eerden s book, The Long Weeping, is a beautiful book of essays, exploring subjects of the Appalachian world often misunderstood, or even ridiculed, by many writers and artists She looks at poverty and hardship, never backing down from the grim, but often hard beauty, of deep rural life, all the while cloaking her work in the gritty spirituality that coats her memories and her world A stunning collection


  3. Rachel Rosolina Rachel Rosolina says:

    Van Eerden s writing style, much like the book s cover, reminds me of painting Sometimes there is a blur in the words that permits movement in a way text usually can t Sometimes there is a layering that adds depth and shadow It was a rare textural textual experience Throughout the collection, she weaves threads through repetition of phrase This is my favorite kind of writing subtle, letting the readers connect the dots By doing so, the readers also get that moment of epiphany when a term Van Eerden s writing style, much like the book s cover, reminds me of painting Sometimes there is a blur in the words that permits movement in a way text usually can t Sometimes there is a layering that adds depth and shadow It was a rare textural textual experience Throughout the collection, she weaves threads through repetition of phrase This is my favorite kind of writing subtle, letting the readers connect the dots By doing so, the readers also get that moment of epiphany when a term jogs their memory of a previous passage and the meanings begin to layer Her essays read like prose poems, delivering truth through light that shimmers and is hard to pin down She captures the moments muchhonestly than a portrait photographer ever could.For my full review, check out my blogpost


  4. Kirsten Kirsten says:

    I love these passionate, searching, lyrical essays as I love their passionate, searching, lyrical author who is my friend In the prologue, she describes her child self at the water pump with another child, and writes For the rest of my life I will remember the taste of the water that says, Don t waste time on water that is not water, on thirst that is not thirst Readers, this writer s had her ear to the world and been listening closely since childhood, intelligently, feelingly Check her ou I love these passionate, searching, lyrical essays as I love their passionate, searching, lyrical author who is my friend In the prologue, she describes her child self at the water pump with another child, and writes For the rest of my life I will remember the taste of the water that says, Don t waste time on water that is not water, on thirst that is not thirst Readers, this writer s had her ear to the world and been listening closely since childhood, intelligently, feelingly Check her out


  5. Carole Duff Carole Duff says:

    This is a gorgeous essay collection While reading the essays, I felt like I was exploring the nuanced movements of a symphony, which I wanted to replay And, indeed, I did reread, each time fathoming another layer of van Eerden s thoughts and meaning.


  6. Gene Turchin Gene Turchin says:

    This deep and emotional book by Jessie van Eerden consists of two parts a collection of essays on her childhood and early adult life and a riff on the story or Rizpah, a concubine of old testament King Saul The first part the essays are wrought in beautiful, evocative language as if they were a long poem There are conflicting emotions Loss, suffering, sadness and yet, somehow, they evoke a warmth and sense of love The story of Rizpah slides between the bible story and the same character This deep and emotional book by Jessie van Eerden consists of two parts a collection of essays on her childhood and early adult life and a riff on the story or Rizpah, a concubine of old testament King Saul The first part the essays are wrought in beautiful, evocative language as if they were a long poem There are conflicting emotions Loss, suffering, sadness and yet, somehow, they evoke a warmth and sense of love The story of Rizpah slides between the bible story and the same character losing her sanity after a great loss in current time It takes a careful an quiet reading This book is both rich and warm and filled with passion and written by a master craftsman


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The Long Weeping: Portrait Essays [PDF] ✅ The Long Weeping: Portrait Essays By Jessie van Eerden – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk In this collection of portraits, the eye is the vital lamp of the body, a spiritual organ van Eerden uses to craft essays that are as much encounters as they are likenesses, as much being seen as seei In this collection of portraits, Weeping: Portrait MOBI ò the eye is the vital lamp of the body, a spiritual organ van The Long ePUB í Eerden uses to craft essays that are as much encounters as they are likenesses, as much being seen as Long Weeping: Portrait ePUB ☆ seeing Historical subjects like Simone Weil and the Beguines confront the author s imaginative and intellectual being, while the viscerally close foci of family and a lost marriage must also be reckoned with The author s religious tradition and the rural landscape of Terra Alta, West Virginia are two backgrounds that are neither chosen nor fully understood, but van Eerden s attention to these matters becomes its own form of devotion, a longing to see and to believe the longing itself taking on the robustness of faith This is the common goal of these essays, to fully meet each subject and return to it some form of wholeness, a quest full of lush imagery and insights.