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Affirming Limits: Essays on Mortality, Choice, and Poetic Form

Pack, Robert

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ISBN 10: 0870234838 / ISBN 13: 9780870234835
Published by Univ of Massachusetts Pr, Amherst, 1985
Used Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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263 pages. INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR on title page. light sunning to dust jacket spine, else a clean, tight copy. Record # 458541. Bookseller Inventory # 458541

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Title: Affirming Limits: Essays on Mortality, ...

Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Pr, Amherst

Publication Date: 1985

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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Despite the subtitle, the central thrust of these separately published essays is the interrelationship of sorrow and happiness. Pack (director of the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference) argues that the ``vision of possible happiness, happiness that comes from the acceptance of limits, enables the artist to place evil and suffering in their proper perspective.'' He reanalyzes familiar classic works of poetry, Macbeth , Keats's letters, Wordsworth's The Prelude , and key texts of Pope, Hardy, Hopkins, Yeats, Frost, W.C. Williams, and Stevens. (Saul Bellow and Howard Nemerov are the only contemporary writers mentioned.) Pack's essays illustrate that ``the power to create grace from disorder or personal sorrow derives from the cultivation of a discipline, the mastery of a craft.'' Frank Allen, Associate Dean, Continuing Education, Allentown Coll., Center Valley, Pa.
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