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The Lively Place by Stephen Kendrick
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Apr 05, 2016 | ISBN 9780807066294

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Praise

“Reading Stephen Kendrick’s The Lively Place is like having a séance with the great minds of New England’s past. From Henry Wadsworth Longfellow to Buckminster Fuller and Bernard Malamud, Harriet Jacobs and Julia Ward Howe to Mary Baker Eddy, they’re here as conversing, vibrant presences in Kendrick’s telling. Even if not buried in the nation’s oldest garden cemetery, eminences like Emerson and Thoreau pass through or, like Margaret Fuller, find representation in monuments. The Lively Place is both education and inspiration, like Mount Auburn Cemetery itself.”
—Megan Marshall, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Margaret Fuller: A New American Life

“In The Lively Place, Stephen Kendrick revives Emerson, Fuller, Howe, and other luminaries to take us on a delightful tour of a graveyard that is one of America’s most beautiful public spaces.”
—Eve LaPlante, author of Marmee & Louisa

Table Of Contents

INVOCATION
Into the Garden

AUTUMN
Consecration Day
From Crypt to Garden
Finding Yourself Lost
A New Manifestation
An Earthly Paradise

WINTER
Sacred Tourists
Candles in the Dark
Frozen Transcendentalism
The Rivals
The Poet and the Abolitionist
“So Young and Victorious”

SPRING
Going Over the Ground
Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory
The Time of the Singing of Birds
”My Story Ends in Freedom…”
Grave Words

SUMMER
Greening A Natural Shift
Melting Art
Call Me Trimtab
The Experimental Garden
The Sphinx Bigelow Redux

EPILOGUE
A New Adam and Eve

APPENDIX
The Residents—Where to Find Them

Acknowledgments

Notes

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