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Letters from America

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In May 1913, Rupert Brooke embarked on a year-long expedition of North America, visiting the United States, Canada, and finally the South Seas. He sent his impressions home in a series of letters, written for publication in the Westminster Gazette, describing all his various experiences and reflections: the beauty of arriving by boat at night in New York; the novelties of ...more
Paperback, 124 pages
Published October 1st 2007 by Hesperus Press (first published 1916)
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Rupert does have a way with words. He is at his best in his letters describing what he sees around him. One full chapter (Chapter 8) contains descriptions of his impressions of Niagara Falls. The next chapter describes travelling, at night, by train from Sault Ste. Marie to Winnipeg:
"To taste the full deliciousness of travelling in an American train by night through new scenery, you must carefully secure a lower berth. And when you are secret and separate in your little oblong world, safe betwee
Sep 14, 2015 Luis rated it it was amazing
As a life-long fan of the poetry of Brooke, i had expected his prose to be of a lyrical loveliness, much like the prose of his contemporary Siegfried Sassoon, and lovely indeed, it is. His descriptions of fleeting moments in nature and usually gorgeous, often sublime, what i didn't expect however, was for Brooke to be so funny and for his humour to be so relevant over 100 years after publication.
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interesting. i think i rated it so highly because i envisioned myself the receiver of these letters. thus, heart palpitating madly, i was quite pleased with myself.
Jun 12, 2012 Marcus rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Really well written and manages to sum up a continent and her people in only a dozen or so letters.
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Rupert Chawner Brooke (middle name sometimes given as Chaucer) (3 August 1887 – 23 April 1915) was an English poet known for his idealistic war sonnets written during the First World War, especially The Soldier. He was also known for his boyish good looks, which it is alleged prompted the Irish poet William Butler Yeats to describe him as "the handsomest young man in England."

Brooke was born at 5
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