Synopses & Reviews
Distinguished poet and novelist Jay Parini presents some of his best essays -- both classic and unpublished works -- on topics ranging from baseball to Frost and Emerson to the culture of creative writing. For aspiring writers, Some Necessary Angels is an illuminating glimpse into the workshop of a distinguished novelist and critic. For readers who share Parini's love of language, it is an invigorating expression of faith.
Poet, novelist, and critic Jay Parini presents some of his best essays--both classic and unpublished works on topics ranging from baseball to Robert Frost and Ralph Waldo Emerson to the culture of creative writing. These 20 pieces are filled with the remarkable generosity of spirit and infectious enthusiasm Parini has for the written word in all its variety.