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Madness, rack, and honey : collected lectures

Author: Mary Ruefle
Publisher: Seattle : Wave Books, [St. Paul, Minnisota] : Consortium Book Sales and Distribution, [2012] [2012] ©2012
Edition/Format:   Print book : Essay : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"Over the course of fifteen years, Mary Ruefle delivered a lecture every six months to a group of poetry graduate students. Collected here for the first time, these lectures include "Poetry and the Moon," "Someone Reading A Book Is A Sign Of Order In The World," and "Lectures I Will Never Give." Intellectually virtuosic, instructive, and experiential, Madness, Rack, and Honey resists definition, demanding instead an  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Essays
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Ruefle
ISBN: 9781933517575 1933517573
OCLC Number: 756582535
Notes: "[Also] available in limited edition hardcover directly from publisher"--Title page verso.
Awards: Commended for National Book Critics Circle Award (Criticism) 2012
Description: viii, 326 pages, 1 unnumbered leaf of plates : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: On beginnings --
Poetry and the moon --
On sentimentality --
On theme --
On secrets : eight beginnings, two ends --
On fear --
Madness, rack, and honey --
My Emily Dickinson --
Someone reading a book is a sign of order in the world --
Remarks on letters --
Kangaroo Beach --
I remember, I remember --
Twenty-two short lectures --
Lectures I will never give.
Responsibility: Mary Ruefle.

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Cultural criticism meets poetry memoir--a contemporary master reflects on a life dedicated to poetry.  Read more...

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