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Life Work

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9780807071335
Author(s): Donald Hall
Format: Paperback
Year: 2003
Edition: 1st
Publisher: Beacon Press (MA)
Dimensions: 140 x 218 x 11 (w x l x h)
Pages: 136

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Distinguished poet Donald Hall reflects on the meaning of work, solitude, and love
"The best new book I have read this year, of extraordinary nobility and wisdom. It will remain with me always."—Louis Begley, "The New York Times"
"A sustained meditation on work as the key to personal happiness. . . . "Life Work" reads most of all like a first-person psychological novel with a poet named Donald Hall as its protagonist. . . . Hall's particular talents ultimately are] for the memoir, a genre in which he has few living equals. In his hands the memoir is only partially an autobiographical genre. He pours both his full critical intelligence and poetic sensibility into the form."—Dana Gioia, "Los Angeles Times"
"Hall . . . here offers a meditative look at his life as a writer in a spare and beautifully crafted memoir. Devoted to his art, Hall can barely wait for the sun to rise each morning so that he can begin the task of shaping words."—"Publishers Weekly" (starred review)
"I am] delighted and moved by Donald Hall's "Life Work," his autobiographical tribute to sheer work—as distinguished from labor—as the most satisfying and ennobling of activities, whether one is writing, canning vegetables or playing a dung fork on a New Hampshire farm."—Paul Fussell, "The Boston Globe"
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