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The Happy Man

Hall, Donald

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ISBN 10: 0394554787 / ISBN 13: 9780394554785
Published by Random House Inc, NY, 1986
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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DJ is price-clipped on front flap, just the price is cut-out not the corner of the flap. 79pp. Inscribed, dated and signed on the Title Page by Hall. Tight, square, bright copy with no internal markings. In Mylar cover. Bookseller Inventory # 12808

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Title: The Happy Man

Publisher: Random House Inc, NY

Publication Date: 1986

Binding: Cloth

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Almost Fine

Signed: By Author

Edition: First Edition

Book Type: Poetry

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After building, burning, or rebuilding various figurative houses, Hall's happy man finally discovers "a mortal house" where he can smell the "double scent of heaven and cut hay." His affirmation is hard earned. A "classic abandoned farm" is not a generous haven: the past stays "intractable," like granite; the legacies of ancestors are cold. The happy man becomes deeply fearful. Disintegration begins: "flour and yeast draw apart." As the days tick on "like metal in stillness," he is paralyzed by the thought of inevitability. Miraculously, "the white hair/ that grows from the wrist's knuckle" shows him how to live without being fearful. The happy man is the man who offers his "cup to you: though we drink/ from this cup every day, we will never drink it dry." Here, Hall is at his best. Highly recommended. Joseph Garrison, English Dept., Mary Baldwin Coll., Staunton, Va.
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