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Still Life with Oysters and Lemon: On Objects and Intimacy

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Publisher Comments:

From Mark Doty, one of our finest poets, a delicate and sensual literary essay. Part memoir, part art history, part meditation, this hybrid volume uses the great Dutch still life paintings of the seventeenth century as a departure point for an examination of uestions about our relationships with things, how we invest them with human store, how they hold feeling and hope and history within them.

Mark Doty is author of five books of poems and two memoirs, Heaven's Coast and Firebird. He has also received the National Book Critics Circle Award and the PEN/Martha Allrand Prize for Nonfiction. He teaches at the University of Houston.

Synopsis:

The poet combines memories of his life with an analysis of a seventeenth-century Dutch still-life painting.

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Mark Doty's prose has been hailed as "tempered and tough, sorrowing and serene" (The New York Times Book Review) and "achingly beautiful" (The Boston Globe). In Still Life with Oysters and Lemon he offers a stunning exploration of our attachment to ordinary things-how we invest objects with human store, and why.

About the Author

Mark Doty is the author of six books of poems and two memoirs, Heaven's Coast and Firebird. A Guggenheim, Ingram-Merrill, and Whiting Fellow, he has also received the National Book Critics Circle Award and the PEN/Martha Albrand Prize for Nonfiction. He teaches at the University of Houston, and divides his time between Houston and Provincetown, Massachusetts.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780807066102
Publisher:
Beacon Press
Subject:
General Biography
Author:
Doty, Mark
Subject:
Criticism
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
American
Subject:
Criticism - General
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
General Social Science
Subject:
Art-Theory and Criticism
Subject:
Biography-Historical
Subject:
Social Science : General
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
July 2002
Binding:
eBooks
Language:
English

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"Synopsis" by , The poet combines memories of his life with an analysis of a seventeenth-century Dutch still-life painting.
"Synopsis" by , Mark Doty's prose has been hailed as "tempered and tough, sorrowing and serene" (The New York Times Book Review) and "achingly beautiful" (The Boston Globe). In Still Life with Oysters and Lemon he offers a stunning exploration of our attachment to ordinary things-how we invest objects with human store, and why.
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