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Long Life: Essays and Other Writings

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Publisher Comments:

A dazzling new collection of essays, poems, and prose poems by the best-selling author of The Leaf and the Cloud and What Do We Know.

"The gift of Oliver's poetry is that she communicates the beauty she finds in the world and makes it unforgettable" (Miami Herald). This has never been truer than in Long Life, a luminous collection of seventeen essays and ten poems. With the grace and precision that are the hallmarks of her work, Oliver shows us how writing "is a way of offering praise to the world" and suggests we see her poems as "little alleluias." Whether describing a goosefish stranded at low tide, the feeling of being baptized by the mist from a whale's blowhole, or the "connection between soul and landscape," Oliver invites readers to find themselves and their experiences at the center of her world. In Long Life she also speaks of poets and writers: Wordsworth's "whirlwind" of "beauty and strangeness"; Hawthorne's "sweet-tempered" side; and Emerson's belief that "a man's inclination, once awakened to it, would be to turn all the heavy sails of his life to a moral purpose." With consummate craftsmanship, Mary Oliver has created a breathtaking volume sure to add to her reputation as "one of our very best poets" (New York Times Book Review).

Review:

"[Oliver's] most generously personal essays to date....[An] essential American poet literally brings it all home in a radiant reflection on the crucial 'connection between soul and landscape.'" Donna Seaman, Booklist

Synopsis:

A collection of essays, poems, and prose poems from the best-selling author of The Leaf and the Cloud and What Do We Know.

Synopsis:

A new collection of essays, poems, and prose poems by the bestselling author of 'The Leaf and the Cloud' and 'What Do We Know'.

About the Author

Mary Oliver is the author of twenty books, including The Leaf and the Cloud and What Do We Know. Her many accolades include the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. She lives in Provincetown, Massachusetts.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780306809958
Subtitle:
Essays And Other Writings
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Author:
Oliver, Mary
Location:
Cambridge, MA
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Essays, American.
Subject:
General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
1st Da Capo Press ed.
Series Volume:
no. 03-009
Publication Date:
March 16, 2004
Binding:
HC
Language:
English
Pages:
120
Dimensions:
8.80x5.82x.72 in. .69 lbs.

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Fiction and Poetry » Poetry » A to Z

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Product details 120 pages Da Capo Press - English 9780306809958 Reviews:
"Review" by , "[Oliver's] most generously personal essays to date....[An] essential American poet literally brings it all home in a radiant reflection on the crucial 'connection between soul and landscape.'"
"Synopsis" by , A collection of essays, poems, and prose poems from the best-selling author of The Leaf and the Cloud and What Do We Know.
"Synopsis" by , A new collection of essays, poems, and prose poems by the bestselling author of 'The Leaf and the Cloud' and 'What Do We Know'.
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