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Back Chamber, The

Hall, Donald

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ISBN 10: 0547645856 / ISBN 13: 9780547645858
Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2011-09-13, US, 2011
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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107 pages. SIGNED BY AUTHOR on title page. Light shelf-wear to dust jacket, else a clean, tight copy. Record # 465775. Bookseller Inventory # 465775

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Title: Back Chamber, The

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2011-09-13, US

Publication Date: 2011

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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The first full-length volume of poems in a decade by the former poet laureate of the United States

In The Back Chamber, Donald Hall illuminates the evocative, iconic objects of deep memory—a cowbell, a white stone perfectly round, a three-legged milking stool—that serve to foreground the rich meditations on time and mortality that run through his remarkable new collection. While Hall’s devoted readers will recognize many of his long-standing preoccupations—baseball, the family farm, love, sex, and friendship—what will strike them as new is the fierce, pitiless poignancy he reveals as his own life’s end comes into view. The Back Chamber is far from being death-haunted, but rather is lively, irreverent, erotic, hilarious, ironic, and sly—full of the life-affirming energy that has made Donald Hall one of America’s most popular and enduring poets.

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Praise for the poetry of Donald Hall
His reliance on simple, concrete diction and the no-nonsense sequence of the declarative sentence gives his poems steadiness and imbues them with a tone of sincere authority . . . The mood of loss than attends the passing of generations saturates this collection. Billy Collins, Washington Post Book World
Hall s ability to unflinchingly revisit memories of personal suffering with his full heart and intelligence, and to find for that suffering a meaningful expression, is the hard-won achievement of a lifetime. David Yezzi, Wall Street Journal
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