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THE GOD OF LONELINESS: Selected and New Poems

Schultz, Philip

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ISBN 10: 0547249659 / ISBN 13: 9780547249650
Published by Boston/New York: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2010., 2010
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First edition, first printing. Spine ends crimped, else near fine; in a near fine dust jacket showing corresponding creasing. Philip Schultz was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for poetry in 2008 for his book of poems FAILURE. This copy has been inscribed, dated, and SIGNED by the poet. Bookseller Inventory # 679001591

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Title: THE GOD OF LONELINESS: Selected and New ...

Publisher: Boston/New York: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2010.

Publication Date: 2010

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Signed: Inscribed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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Philip Schultz, winner of the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for poetry, has been celebrated for his singular vision of the American immigrant experience and Jewish identity, his alternately fierce and tender portrayal of family life, and his rich and riotous evocation of city streets. His poems have found enthusiastic audiences among readers of Garrison Keillor’s Writer’s Almanac, Slate, The New Yorker, and other publications. His willingness to face down the demons of failure and loss, in his previous book particularly, make him a poet for our times, a poet who can write “If I have to believe in something / I believe in despair.” Yet he remains oddly undaunted: “sometimes, late at night / we, my happiness and I, reminisce / lifelong antagonists / enjoying each other’s company.”


The God of Loneliness, a major collection of Schultz’s work, includes poems from his five books (Like Wings, Deep Within the Ravine, The Holy Worm of Praise, Living in the Past, Failure) and fourteen new poems. It is a volume to cherish, from “one of the least affected of American poets, and one of the fiercest” (Tony Hoagland), and it will be an essential addition to the history of American poetry.

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PHILIP SCHULTZ won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for his book of poems, Failure. His poetry and fiction have appeared in The New Yorker, Poetry, the Nation, the New Republic, and the Paris Review, among other magazines. In addition, he is the founder and director of the Writers Studio in New York.

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