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Bayham Street: Essays in Longing

Clark, Robert

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ISBN 10: 1475149042 / ISBN 13: 9781475149043
Published by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2012
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Title: Bayham Street: Essays in Longing

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

Publication Date: 2012

Book Condition:Good

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Bayham Street:Essays in Longing is a neither a memoir nor a collection of personal essays, but a book of near confessions that document--sometimes in tragedy, sometimes in comedy, but always poignantly--its author’s faltering search for beauty and meaning by way of art, faith, eros, and memory. Ranging in subject from art to music to literature to philosophy and in locale from Minnesota to Italy to former-Soviet Europe, Clark pursues the track of his artistic and intellectual heroes, only to discover, as often as not, their feet of clay. Raised to worship figures as disparate as Beethoven and Arthur Godfrey and F. Scott Fitzgerald and Leonard Bernstein, Clark follows in their tracks, and their biographies become the templates for his own. In the book’s concluding chapter his stubborn, frustrated, and seemingly pointless search for the boyhood home of Charles Dickens intersects with his quest to discover the story of an elder sister who vanished into an institution as a toddler.

About the Author:

Robert Clark is the author of nine books, the novels In the Deep Midwinter, Mr. White's Confession, Love Among the Ruins, and The Lives of the Artists as well as the non-fiction works The Solace of Food, River of the West, My Grandfather's House, Dark Water: Flood and Redemption in the City of Masterpieces, and Bayham Street: Essays in Longing (just published). He is a winner of the Edgar for Best Novel, the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Award, the Washington State Book Award, and a Guggenheim Fellowship in Creative Non-Fiction as well as being a finalist in the Los Angeles Times Book Awards and the IMPAC Dublin Award. He lives in Seattle.

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