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“An extraordinarily rich and compelling book, a wonder . . . the perfect companion to his brilliant and memorable poems.”—Paul Auster
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"An extraordinarily rich and compelling book, a wonder. James Schuyler’s letters provide the perfect companion to his brilliant and memorable poems—hilarious, self-deprecating, insightful, and moving, ever so moving: I love being in love with you, it makes even unhappiness seem bigger than a pin, even at the times when I wish violently that I could give my heart to science and be rid of it." –Paul Auster
"James Schuyler’s letters are all of a piece. When I took on the project of editing these letters, a friend of Schuyler’s exclaimed, ‘Great! More Jimmy!’ Yes, more Jimmy. Those who know and love his poetry, novels, art criticism, and diary will find the same man and writer present in these letters. They have his virtues: wit, humor, intelligent observations about writing, writers, painting, and painters expressed off-handedly, bits of brilliant description of nature and weather, and a sense of the world lived in, sharply observed, and lovingly accepted for all that it is. All of a piece but with Schuyler’s voice adjusted to different friends, pitched to their particular wavelengths. And, of course, his voice changes over the years as he ages and his correspondents extend beyond his contemporaries to younger friends."—William Corbett, from the Introduction to Just the ThingAbout the Author:
James Schuyler, recipient of the 1981 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry for The Morning of the Poem, belonged to the first generation of New York School poets, along with John Ashbery, Barbara Guest, Kenneth Koch, and Frank O’Hara. His Collected Poems was published in 1993 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
William Corbett is a poet, memoirist, and art critic who lives in Boston’s South End and teaches in the Program of Writing and Humanistic Studies at MIT. Among his books are Philip Guston’s Late Work: A Memoir and a selection of his essays, book reviews, and art writing, All Prose. He is an editor of Pressed Wafer.
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