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Someone else articulates my feelings on our favorite author very nicely [20 May 2009|03:46pm]

[ mood | kindred ]

There's an interview up today with James Kennedy, a YA author of a totally different style than Madeleine L'Engle-- BUT halfway through he's asked what other authors he admires and he names her second in his long list. He sums up her paragraph about her with this:

"L’Engle’s gift of connecting the intimate and the cosmic still blows me away."

And I said, Yes! That's exactly how I feel about her! That pretty much describes it all in a nutshell!

That's all. It was just so nicely said.

Also, say hello to the little girl in the icon. She is one month old yesterday and her name is Madeleine. Guess who she is named after.

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I want my L'Engle's book back [09 Sep 2008|09:43am]

[ mood | crushed ]

I'm so pathetic. I had sold my L'Engle books A Wrinkle in Time, A Ring Of Endless Light for only 60 pesos each. That's equivalent to almost 3 US dollar (combined).

I ran out of money and I didn't know what to do. I saw my precious books and even if its against my will, I let them go.

I promised to have brand new ones after I graduate from college.

But I'm glad that I bought The Young Unicorns last week for only 40 pesos (1 $).

After that experience, I decided to have a book selling business. I buy books on sale and sell them (of course with a higher price).

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[22 Jul 2008|04:09pm]

I somehow missed that a new L'Engle book was published in April...I saw it at Borders this week when I was looking to see what my options were to replace my battered copies of A Wrinkle in Time, etc.

The Joy of Love

I've been re-reading my old favorites; she will always be my very favorite author, with her words of joy and hope and love.
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i wish i've known her much earlier [09 Jul 2008|11:05am]

[ mood | amused ]

              Too late. I've only discovered Madeleine L'Engle's wonderful books when  I entered college--in my Children's Literature class. So far, I've only read A Wrinkle in Time. Im halfway with A Ring of Endless Light. I really save money so I could have a personal copy of her books and not just borrow and read in our library.

               It was only when i've joined (which is today) livejournal that I knew about her death. As a tribute, I always make it a point that my L'Enlge books are on loan. I lend them to friends so that they too would be inspired and moved by her works.

              I'm glad that I've met a bunch of people who share the same interests.

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and all the stars will burst with glory [10 Sep 2007|12:38am]

[ mood | pensive ]

I posted this poem in my LiveJournal yesterday -- it's published within The Irrational Season.

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As listed on her official web site... [09 Sep 2007|10:24am]

Madeleine L'Engle Camp Franklin, 88, of Goshen, CT and New York City, died Thursday, September 6th. Born November 29, 1918, in New York City, to Charles Camp and Madeleine Barnett Camp, she was educated in Switzerland and South Carolina, before graduating from Smith College. She was the author of over 60 books, including the award-winning A Wrinkle in Time.

She is survived by her two daughters, Josephine Jones of Goshen, CT and Maria Rooney and her husband John of Mystic, CT; her five grandchildren, Madeleine Jones Roy and her husband Rob, Charlotte Jones Voiklis and her husband John, Edward Jones, Bryson Rooney, all of New York City, and Alexander Rooney, of Mystic CT; and five greatgrandchildren, Kosta and Magda Voiklis, and Cooper, Finn, and Scarlett Roy. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hugh Franklin, and her son, Bion Barnett Franklin.

She was a warm, loving and fun mother, grandmother and friend, who will be missed by many. Her influence will live on in her family and many friends, and in her books which have brought countless delight to all who have read them.

There will be a service on Saturday, September 15th at the Church of Christ, Goshen, CT, and a later public memorial service around her birthday, the actual date to be decided, at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, New York City.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial gift may be made to Crosswick Foundation, Ltd, 924 West End Ave, apt 95, New York, New York, 10025. This is just an option, and we encourage you to honor her memory in any way you choose.

(Crosswicks Foundation is a family foundation created more than 20 years ago by Madeleine and Hugh Franklin. Giving has focused on arts and community-based organizations in New York City and Northwestern Connecticut. The foundation is collecting donations in the memory of Madeleine L'Engle Franklin and plans to make a special grant that will reflect her commitment to open dialogue and fearless creativity.)
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[07 Sep 2007|04:33pm]

[ mood | sad ]

Oh my God. ;-;

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Real life Dr. O'Keefes at work... [27 Feb 2007|07:47pm]

[ mood | curious ]

I just saw this article in the newspaper today although it came out a week ago:

"Regrowing Lost Fingers Promises Further Advances"

I thought I'd post it among people who would probably have a lot of the same thoughts as me...

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Icons... [17 Sep 2006|06:13pm]

[ mood | curious ]

I'm new to this comm...never thought they'd have one for her books...

I was wondering if anyone knew where I can get icons for A Wrinkle In Time and A Wind In The Door??


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[28 Jun 2006|10:18pm]

Hey all,

I just joined this community and have been a fan of her books since I was very young.

What I'm looking for now is downloadable files for Many Waters and A Swiftly Tilting Planet...are there any versions of those available online? My library card is fucked up, and I have no idea where my copies went.

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Mary Speaks [17 Apr 2006|09:06pm]

This poem was used as the motet during communion at my church on Good Friday, a cathartic service anyways, but reading the words to it made the service even more personal and cleansing.

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eBay! [09 Apr 2006|09:32pm]

Hey all! I've been collecting (and reading) L'engle's books for some time now, and I have wound up with some duplicates which I've listed on eBay:


The group includes the complete Time Quartet (A Wrinkle in Time, A Wind in the Door, A Swiftly Tilting Planet, and Many Waters) as well as The Moon by Night, Troubling a Star, and The Arm of the Starfish. :)
With a couple of exceptions, they're all in really good condition.
Opening bid is 99 cents!
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thank the lord! [28 Feb 2006|08:27pm]

[ mood | ecstatic ]

finally! a l'engle group!!! i LOVE madeleine l'engle. growing up with a slightly un-motherly mother i tended to collect mothers. oddly enough my mother actually turned me onto madeleine l'engle when i was very little probably 8 or nine and she became my head mother. i own pretty much everything ever written by her asside from a few childrens books i gave to my baby cousin and a few poetry books. i even own a copy of ilsa! i am so happy i found this place. :)

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The Love Letters by Madeleine L'Engle [10 Feb 2006|09:22pm]

I recently read 'The Love Letters.'

I had initially thought that I wouldn't like this book at all as I have a very marked preference for L'engle's fantasy-oriented books, but I was wrong...I found it to be very good. The relationship and similarities between a living woman and one long dead was fascinating and the segues from past to present were masterfully handled. However, spoilers and blahblahCollapse )
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Madeline Props From Mallard Filmore [05 Feb 2006|10:10pm]

[ mood | tired ]

Madeline was given a comic strip tribute on Saturday.

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L'Engle books on eBay! [22 Jan 2006|02:50pm]

Hey all!

I just listed 8 Madeleine L'Engle books on eBay:

(all duplicates to those already in my own collection, of course) :)


On another note, has anyone ever read 'The Love Letters'?
I plan to start on it soon, but it seems like it might be a bit drier reading than some of her others...
Any non-spoilery thoughts?
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Hello [24 Nov 2005|05:51pm]

Like circleofquiet1, it never occured to me to look to see if there was a Madeleine L'Engle community here. Connections happen though, and I'm inclined to think that in some way they're meant :)

FWIW, I read a comment in domystic's journal from mrscake and checked out her user info (I had to really); she's a member here (hello!) and so, well... so am I now.

I first read A Wrinkle in Time when I was... I'm not sure, maybe 12 or 13. The book had a profound effect on me, along with various of Zenna Henderson's People stories I also read in my adolescence, but I didn't encounter anything else of hers until my late 30's when I bought A Wind in the Door, A Swiftly Tilting Planet and Many Waters. I love them all, in spite of their Christian core (parenthetically, that I, as a non-Christian, love them when some (many?) people who self-identify as Christian appear to despise them fascinates me).

I really must seek out more of her work; recommendations for what to read next welcomed :)

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Hello! [06 Nov 2005|07:20pm]

For some reason I never thought to see if there was a MLE board on LJ till today. So hello to all!
I've only read a few books of hers and some I've been reading for over a year now. So far my faves are Walking on Water and The Genesis Trilogy. MLE is an author I am truly thankful for. Her voice is so amazingly original it almost hurts me to read it! If you look at my copies of some of her books you'll see they've been lined to death! So many quotable things inside them! :>
Anyway "hello"!
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Madeleine inspires me to be nice to bugs (or something like that) [26 Oct 2005|05:22pm]

[ mood | contemplative ]

I just posted an entry in my own lj of which part of it seems sort of appropriate to share here. I won't link directly to that entry because the rest of it DOESN'T have anything to do with Madeleine L'Engle, but here's the relevant exerpt:

I just randomly pulled "The Rock that is Higher" off the shelf and got lost in it for awhile. I really recommend her adult nonfiction, not very many people know it and it's MARVELOUS. Like her fiction, it also makes you think, and makes you FEEL, and makes you see the universe in new and marvelous ways, while at the same time reaffirming what you already truly Know deep inside...

So while I was reading this lovely stuff about Fully Being Who You Are in Peace with Others Being Fully Who They Are, I look down and this stupid ugly bug-- I forget what kind of bug it is, but it's big and ugly and often gets into houses (but is neither a cockroach or those creepy silverfish things, it's something else entirely, closer to a cricket with more noticable wings?) -- has crawled up onto my knee. My instinctive reaction is to squeal and throw the book at it. But then I stand there looking at this stupid ugly bug, that is now sitting rather calmly on the futon, twitching an antenna; and after reading all that I can't POSSIBLY bring myself to crush it, even though it IS a stupid ugly bug that I don't want in my house. In fact I get it into my head that the poor thing just wanted to come up and join me in relishing the Beauty the book was talking about. I laugh and tell it this, you know, just so it knows. Then I manage to catch it in a bag and release it outside, which is pretty chilly today so I don't REALLY know that it's much better off there, but at least it's got a chance, and I did not ruthlessly crush my partner-in-L'Engle-joy.

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*squee* post! [10 Sep 2005|04:40pm]

[ mood | ecstatic ]


Went to the fleamarket today, and it was a brilliant day for finding L'Engle books!
At one stand I got Meet the Austens and A Ring of Endless Light in paperback for a quarter each...and then a few minutes later I found a vintage copy of Meet the Austens in hardback, also for a quarter

It wasn't until I got home and looked inside the hardback that I discovered it was signed by L'Engle! (at least I believe so...do you think it's for real?)

Too bad my name isn't Mollie...Collapse )

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