THE ENDLESS SEARCH: A Memoir.

Ray, David.

ISBN 10: 1887128522 / ISBN 13: 9781887128520
Published by Brooklyn, NY: Soft Skull Press, (2003.) dj, 2003
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SIGNED hardcover first edition - First printing. A look at his harrowing childhood in Oklahoma in the 1930's, the abuse he suffered at the hands of a guardian, and his search for the father who abandoned him, for a home, for love and approval, by an award-winning poet and editor. SIGNED on the title page. Photographs. 303 pp Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.). Bookseller Inventory # 30295

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Title: THE ENDLESS SEARCH: A Memoir.

Publisher: Brooklyn, NY: Soft Skull Press, (2003.) dj

Publication Date: 2003

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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David Ray’s soul search, recounted in this powerful illustrated memoir, is a Dickensian tale encompassing a childhood in an orphanage, an endless series of abusive uncles,” and an adolescence haunted by a sadistic guardian, followed by a tumultuous adulthood marked equally by tragedy and triumph. With rare candor and unsentimentality, Ray winner of the William Carlos Williams Award, the Marianne Moore Award, and the Allen Ginsberg Poetry Award writes about finding hope within a society that first generates abusers then empowers them, ignoring victims’ pleas for help and enforcing their silence.

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Poet and essayist David Ray is the author or editor of twenty-three books on a variety of presses including Copper Canyon, Wesleyan University Press, University of Chicago Press, and St. Martin’s Press. His is the Founding Editor of New Letters, and has won many prizes, including the William Carlos Williams Award (the only poet to have done so twice), and the Allen Ginsberg Poetry Award. Ray has received fellowships from the Rockefeller Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts, and his work has appeared in Harper’s, The Paris Review, The New Yorker, The Iowa Review, and numerous other publications.

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