E–pub/Pdf [Living with a Dead Language] ¼ Ann Patty

  • Hardcover
  • 256
  • Living with a Dead Language
  • Ann Patty
  • English
  • 10 January 2019
  • 9781101980224

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Free download Living with a Dead Language ä PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ann Patty ↠ 5 Free download Summary ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ↠ Ann Patty An entertaining exploration of the richness and relevance of the Latin language and literature and an inspiring account of finding renewed purpose through learning something new and challenging After thirty five years of living in New York City Ann Patty stopped working and moved to the country upstate She was soon bored aimless and lost in the woods Hoping to challenge her restless word loving brain and to find a new engagement with life she began a serious study of Latin as an auditor at local colleges   In Living wit. What on earth motivated Ann Patty to take up the study of Latin at a late age The same reason that compels many women to do the things we do we don t want to turn into our mothersMy mother was the same age fifty eight when the last of my siblings moved away from home and I watched this once industrious gregarious lively woman sink into depression drink and a feeling of uselessness She was afraid to start anew instead she allowed the losses of her old life to inter herI happily accepted a copy of this book from the publisher as the idea of learning something new late in life appeals to me Unfortunately I was in love with that concept than Patty s actual field of study My interest in Latin is nil Latin n l contraction of nihil so much of this book was a slog for me I did enjoy Patty s comments on her teachers and fellow students as she filled her days with translating Catullus Ovid and the odd funerary stone She s at her warmest and most engaging when discussing her personal lifeFor me this was probably a three star read a serviceable well written though not very compelling book I ll add another star however because I m betting anyone who loves language studies and Latin will be enchanted The not recommended way to learn LatinMy mother had loved to dance but she stopped dancing long before she reached my age she was done as she said so often I was not done I was going to keep on dancingGood advice Ann Good advice Игрок years of living in New York City Ann Patty stopped working and moved to the country upstate She was soon bored aimless and lost in the woods Hoping to challenge her restless word loving brain and to find a new engagement with life she began a serious study of Latin as an auditor at local colleges   In Living wit. What on earth motivated Ann Patty to take up the study of Latin at a late age The same reason that compels many women to do the things we do we don t want to turn into our mothersMy mother was the same age fifty eight when the last of my siblings moved away from home and I watched this once industrious gregarious lively woman sink into depression drink and a feeling of uselessness She was afraid to start anew instead she allowed the losses of her old life to inter herI happily accepted a copy of this book from the publisher as the idea of learning something new late in life appeals to me Unfortunately I was in love with that concept than Patty s actual field of study My interest in Latin is nil Latin n l contraction of nihil so much of this book was a slog for me I did enjoy Patty s comments on her teachers and fellow students as she filled her days with translating Catullus Ovid and the odd funerary stone She s at her warmest and most engaging when discussing her personal lifeFor me this was probably a three star read a serviceable well written though not very compelling book I ll add another star however because I m betting anyone who loves language studies and Latin will be enchanted The not recommended way to learn LatinMy mother had loved to dance but she stopped dancing long before she reached my age she was done as she said so often I was not done I was going to keep on dancingGood advice Ann Good advice

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Free download Living with a Dead Language ä PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ann Patty ↠ 5 Free download Summary ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ↠ Ann Patty Flora and fauna that surround her Finally Virgil reconciles her to her new life no longer an urban exile but a scholar writer and teacher Along the way she meets an intriguing impassioned cast of characters professors students and classicists outside of academia who become her new colleagues and who keep Latin very much alive Written with humor candor and an infectious enthusiasm for words and grammar Patty’s book is a celebration of how learning and literature can transform the past and lead to a new unexpected future. It s always interesting to read about how someone approaches learning a new language and this was a departure from the usual tale of learning French or Italian This time retired book editor Ann Patty decides she has too much time on her hands and mind and needs a real challenge Latin fits the bill She studied it in college many years ago and returns to college to continue The book tells of her five year journey through Latin learning the other students the teachers the poetry the grammar I admit to skipping discussions of grammar but for the most part this was an upbeat story of doing something in retirement you ve always dreamed of doing The Team years ago and returns to college to continue The book tells of her five My Father's Daughter year journey through Latin learning the other students the teachers the poetry the grammar I admit to skipping discussions of grammar but for the most part this was an upbeat story of doing something in retirement Secret Diary of a Grumpy Old Woman you ve always dreamed of doing

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Free download Living with a Dead Language ä PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ann Patty ↠ 5 Free download Summary ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ↠ Ann Patty H a Dead Language Patty weaves elements of her personal life into the confounding grammar and syntax of Latin as she chronicles not only the daily slog but also the deep pleasures of trying to master an inflected language Courses in Roman history and epigraphy give her new insight into her tragic long deceased mother; Horace into the loss of a brilliant friend; Lucretius into her tenacious drivenness and attraction to Buddhism Catullus calls up her early days in 1970s New York while Ovid adds a delightful dimension to the. I am at odds with this book On the one hand she reminded me much of my Classical language undergrad stage where everywhere you turn is Latin and Greek You know you re pretentious and probably annoying but it s magical It s like being part of this secret club underpinning western cultureShe s also a staunch feminist refusing to fold away uietly and pass away without notice Finding meaning in her life beyond her relationships much like she states her mother didThen she ll say things like she made it a point to always have a gay man in her life which is terribly tokenizing and rather shortsighted Also while she claims to use Latin as a way to reach out to the memory of her mother I find her mother is often an afterthought ebbing in and out as neededUltimately I found myself drawn to this memoir but I also found myself cringing away at it as well