Manual for living

by Dolin, Sharon,

Format: Print Book [2016]
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Non-fiction PS3554.O438 A6 2016x
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  Second Floor - Non-fiction
Call Number  PS3554.O438 A6 2016x
In this sixth collection by award-winning poet Sharon Dolin, Manual for Living offers three distinct approaches to life, each one riven by flashes of joy and despair, and all conditions in between. With a fresh slant on the Stoic philosopher Epictetus, the title section offers a part-serious, part tongue-in-cheek series of advice poems. An ekphrastic sequence based on the "black paintings" of Goya follows, as a darker meditation on life. The final section, "Of Hours," is a contemporary sequence of psalms where the possibility for redemption in prayer exists. As in all of her work, Dolin's lyric voice attends to language and the world equally. Her verbal sleights-of-hand offer readers insights for ways to live. Manual for Livin g is a wise book: drink deeply from it.
Additional Information
Series Pitt poetry series.
Subjects Poetry.
Publisher Pittsburgh, Pa. :[2016]
Other Titles Poems.
Language English
Notes Poems.
Description xi, 95 pages ; 23 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (page 91).
ISBN 9780822964063
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