Vectors: Aphorisms & Ten-Second Essays

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Richardson is well-known for his five previous volumes of poetry and for his critical work. Along with new poems, this book includes a large selection of aphorisms, which have brought him a whole new audience. They are witty, profound, and often very funny.

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James Richardson was born in 1950, and was educated at Princeton. He is the author of six books of poetry and two critical studies. He is a National Book Critics Circle Award finalist and winner of an Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He is currently Professor of English and Creative Writing at Princeton University.

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"...Pithy without being precious, profound without being preachy..." Paul Muldoon, Princeton University -- Times Literary Supplement, December 7, 2001

It is a book one wants to spend time with, a wonderfully friendly book, generous, witty and entertaining." -- Gulf Coast, 2002

Once you crack the cover, you will find beauty and truth and even a smattering of goodness." -- Project Muse, October 2003

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Book Description Ausable Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Hardcover. 109 pages. Dimensions: 8.8in. x 5.7in. x 0.5in.Poetry. James Richardsons VECTORS is a book of subversive wonders. Stunningly precise, these brilliant aphorisms and ten-second essays show a mind assessing, reassessing, discovering, and interrogating assumptions in ways that feel diamond-sharp, at once good-natured, quietly sly at times, and always, always, very shrewd. It can never be satisfied, the mind, never, wrote Wallace Stevens. VECTORS is a remarkable testament to such questing, vivid minding, as these aphorisms alight on everything from the nature of perception, to God, success, fear, shame, self-consciousness, love and friendship. There is no virgin past. The mind is like one of those floating islands of vegetation whose roots grasp not the earth but each other, he writes. And: As hard as other people are to talk to, Im glad I dont have to sit next to myself. And: Let me have my dreams, but not what I dream of. Such incisive expressions remind us why Pascal believed so passionately that aphorisms have a particularly uncanny way of engraving themselves so deeply in our memory. VECTORS enters the tradition carried forth by Pascal, Blake, Stevens, Antonio Porchia, and even Emily Dickinson, whose epigrammatic statements arise so vividly from her poems. Page after page there is the exciting sense of something hidden and true coming to light, bringing with it a sense of delighted recognition and discovery for the reader, and articulated in a way that has never quite been done before. I can think of no deeper pleasure a work can bring. From the time Hippocrates coined the term aphorism and published his first one, Life is short, Art long, this is an art form that has periodically renewed itself with astonishing results. Vectors can now be added to the short list of such works that will truly last--Laurie Sheck. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Hardcover. Bookseller Inventory # 9780967266886

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