Darlington's Fall : A Novel in Verse

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  • Author(s): Brad Leithauser
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    Ed.: Unabridged. New York : Knopf. 2013
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    • Abstract:
      The hero of this one-of-a-kind novel is Russel Darlington, a born naturalist and an unlikely romantic hero. We meet him in the year 1895—a seven-year-old boy first glimpsed chasing a frog through an Indiana swamp. And we follow this idealistic, appealing man for nearly forty years: into college and over the Rockies in pursuit of a new species of butterfly; through a clumsy courtship and into a struggling marriage; across the Pacific, where on a tiny, rainy island he suffers a nightmarish accident; through the deaths of friends and family and into a seemingly hopeless passion for an unapproachable young woman.Darlington's Fall is ultimately a love story. It is written in verse that—vivid, accessible, and lush—imparts an intensity to the story and its luminous gallery of characters: Russel's rich, taciturn, up-right, guilt-driven father; Miss Kraus, his formidable housekeeper; Ernst Schrock, his maddening, gluttonous mentor; and Pauline Beaudette, the beautiful, ill-starred girl who becomes his wife. Leithauser's embracingly compassionate outlook invites us into their world—into a past so sharply realized it feels like the present.In Darlington's Fall, Brad Leithauser offers an ingeniously plotted story and the virtues long associated with his elegant stanzas: wit, music, and a keen eye for the natural world. His independent careers as novelist and poet come together brilliantly here, producing something rare and wonderful in the landscape of contemporary American writing: a book that bends borders, a happy marriage of poetry and fiction.
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      BRAD LEITHAUSER. Darlington’s Fall : A Novel in Verse. New York: Knopf, 2013. v. UnabridgedISBN 9780375709449. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=737834. Acesso em: 3 dez. 2020.
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      Brad Leithauser. Darlington’s Fall : A Novel in Verse. Vol Unabridged. Knopf; 2013. Accessed December 3, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=737834
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      Brad Leithauser. (2013). Darlington’s Fall : A Novel in Verse: Vol. Unabridged. Knopf.
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      Brad Leithauser. 2013. Darlington’s Fall : A Novel in Verse. Vol. Unabridged. New York: Knopf. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=737834.
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      Brad Leithauser (2013) Darlington’s Fall : A Novel in Verse. New York: Knopf. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=737834 (Accessed: 3 December 2020).
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      Brad Leithauser 2013, Darlington’s Fall : A Novel in Verse, vol Unabridged, Knopf, New York, viewed 3 December 2020, .
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      Brad Leithauser. Darlington’s Fall : A Novel in Verse. Vol. Unabridged, Knopf, 2013. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=737834.
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      Brad Leithauser. Darlington’s Fall : A Novel in Verse. Vol. Unabridged. New York: Knopf, 2013. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=737834.
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      Brad Leithauser. Darlington’s Fall : A Novel in Verse [Internet]. Vol. Unabridged. New York: Knopf; 2013 [cited 2020 Dec 3]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=737834