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The light of the world : a memoir

Author: Elizabeth Alexander
Publisher: New York : Grand Central Publishing, [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First trade paperback editionView all editions and formats
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In THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD, Elizabeth Alexander finds herself at an existential crossroads after the sudden death of her husband. Channeling her poetic sensibilities into a rich, lucid prose, Alexander presents us with the heartrending story of a soul mate found and lost. As she reflects on the beauty of her married life, the trauma resulting from her husband's death, and the solace found in caring for her two sons.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Autobiographies
Biography
Named Person: Elizabeth Alexander; Elizabeth Alexander
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth Alexander
ISBN: 9781455599868 1455599867
OCLC Number: 917345608
Description: 222 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: "Last night on Earth" --
Honeycomb --
"The edges of me in the hands of my wife" --
Ghost of all bookstores --
The plum blossom.
Responsibility: Elizabeth Alexander.

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Pulitzer Prize finalist Elizabeth Alexander--considered one of America's most important contemporary poets--reflects with gratitude on her life after the sudden death of her husband.  Read more...

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"Professor Alexander is a virtuosic writer and a shrewd analyst of American letters, a polyglot who moves fluently from essay to sonnet, from free verse to drama--and in her teaching, traces equally Read more...

 
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