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Refusing heaven : poems

Author: Jack Gilbert
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Poetry : EnglishView all editions and formats
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More than a decade after Jack Gilbert's "The Great Fires," this highly anticipated new collection shows the continued development of a poet who has remained fierce in his avoidance of the beaten path. In "Refusing Heaven," Gilbert writes compellingly about the commingled passion, loneliness, and sometimes surprising happiness of a life spent in luminous understanding of his own blessings and shortcomings.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jack Gilbert
ISBN: 9780375710858 037571085X
OCLC Number: 898353368
Awards: National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry
Description: x, 92 pages ; 22 cm
Responsibility: by Jack Gilbert.

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More than a decade after Jack Gilbert's "The Great Fires," this highly anticipated new collection shows the continued development of a poet who has remained fierce in his avoidance of the beaten path. In "Refusing Heaven," Gilbert writes compellingly about the commingled passion, loneliness, and sometimes surprising happiness of a life spent in luminous understanding of his own blessings and shortcomings.

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