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The Brimming Cup

3.59 of 5 stars 3.59  ·  rating details  ·  44 ratings  ·  9 reviews
This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally importan ...more
Published October 11th 2007 by BiblioLife (first published 1921)
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This was another chance find at my favourite book store in the Virago Modern Classics series. It is rather good and the author, who I knew little about, is a remarkable woman.
Born Dorothea Frances Canfield (after the Dorothea in Middlemarch). The list of her achievements is impressive. She was a strong supporter of women’s rights and racial equality and managed the first Adult Education programme in the US. Her husband fought in the first war and she followed him to France where she organised w
When I started this, and encountered the characters Neale and Marise, I was surprised and pleased. Here, I thought, is of all the unexpected things, a sequel to a book I rather liked, Rough-Hewn, which tells the story of the two characters' respective youths in alternating sections. Then I checked the publication dates, and found that Rough-Hewn was actually published a year later than The Brimming Cup, and so is actually a prequel, and not the original story. Interesting that Dorothy Canfield F ...more
Jessica Rosner
I read this book at least thirty years ago, and remembered that I loved it. My copy is falling apart, really. Binding is loose, it's covered in white butcher paper, pages are crumbling. The author was a favorite of my mothers. Now that she is losing her memory, is not herself, I wanted to re read this novel, and see if it still had anything for me; to connect with the person my mother used to be.
I found it as compelling as I had when I was a young woman. The way DCF writes about the struggles i
Larry Tysome
This book annoyed me. Dorothy Canfield Fisher is a bright, experienced and spunky woman, but this novel was pretty dire. The subject is an interesting one for all of us, that of dealing with our neccessarily evolving relationship with our children and in particular how we let go before the unconditional and obsessive love we tend to demand from our children, (as we do everything for them in their very early years), risks turning into something much more self-serving as they get older and have le ...more
The Brimming Cup è la storia di una donna, moglie e madre, che, a un certo punto della sua esistenza, mette in discussione la sua vita e le sue scelte, e attraverso questo confuso e doloroso processo di ripensamento e riflessione raggiunge la sua maturità come essere umano.

Marise e Neale si sono promessi, durante il loro fidanzamento nell'esotica (!) Roma, di essere sempre fedeli a loro stessi e onesti l'un con l'altro. Dopo il matrimonio si sono trasferiti in un paesino montano del Vermont, Ash
I'm a bit divided in my feelings for this book. It had me engaged, especially towards the end, but during the start/middle of the book, I was really annoyed with the main character Marise!

Some goods points on how other people perceive marriages/relationships, and what they're actually like!
Also an interesting description of how the turmoil and character of our inner thoughts, compare to the exterior personality others see.

The dilemma between being a mother/house wife, and a sophisticated big cit
I got this book because I ADORE Dorothy Canfield Fisher. She is a wonderful writer. But I just couldn't finish this book. Interesting characters (as always in her books) The whole premise seemed to be if the main character Marise -- a wonderful, talented, vivacious woman who has chosen to marry and have a large family and live in rural Vermont -- has she wasted her life? A man comes to town who tries to convince her of this. I got tired of it so didn't finish. Perhaps some day...
Irma Walter
Lots of emotions, little action. Descriptions of family life of a hundred years ago usually send me running. I finished this one, though, and even gleaned a thought or two. Refreshing for the genre and time: the author takes us through several people's perspective of the same event, perhaps not persistently enough.
I couldn't finish this book. Disjointed and meandering.
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Dorothy Canfield Fisher (February 17, 1879 – November 9, 1958) was an educational reformer, social activist, and best-selling American author in the early decades of the twentieth century. She strongly supported women's rights, racial equality, and lifelong education. Eleanor Roosevelt named her one of the ten most influential women in the United States. In addition to bringing the Montessori meth ...more
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