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In Quiet Light: Poems on Vermeer's Women Hardcover – 14 Dec 2000

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  • Hardcover: 71 pages
  • Publisher: William B Eerdmans Publishing Co (14 Dec 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0802838790
  • ISBN-13: 978-0802838797
  • Product Dimensions: 1.3 x 16.5 x 18.4 cm
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,145,487 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
Wow! 3 Jan 2001
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Format: Hardcover
This coupling of poetry with painting is as natural as putting words to music. The inner light of the subjects' humanity becomes as palpable as the soft light that fills Vermeer's paintings. Wonderful!
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
A magical light caught by brush and pen..... 17 Nov 2001
By mcHaiku - Published on
Format: Hardcover
DO read this book, and buy copies for gifts! The beauty of Vermeer's paintings as reproduced and explored here can cause a heartquake. This book is ALL beauty: light and shadow, personalities revealed, meditation illuminated.
Will you find 'your' favorite painting, or discover a new one? "In Quiet Light" draws the reader into a communion of like minds similar to that experienced in Quaker meeting. The author, Marilyn Chandler McEntyre, imagines lives lonelier than mine has been; yet there is suggested serenity and self-control, with a hint of subterfuge, in the women described by paints and words.
If I could share a book with a dozen friends, "In Quiet Light" would be my choice this year.
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A mild disapointment. 23 Feb 2013
By Jay H. Harris - Published on
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The pictures were lovely. The poetry added little. Twelve more words: word, word, word, word, word, word, word,word, word, word.
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