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ISBN: 0393058182 / ISBN-13: 9780393058185

What I Can't Bear Losing: Notes from a Life

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A time now almost lost--America and Europe of the 1940s and 1950s--is now indelibly recalled in prose pieces by a celebrated poet. In a series of ... Show synopsis

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  • What I Can't Bear Losing: Notes from a Life (W. W. Norton & Company) – Hardcover (2003)
    by Gerald Stern

    What I Can't Bear Losing: Notes from a Life

    Hardcover, W. W. Norton & Company
    2003
    English
    170 pages

    ISBN: 0393058182
    ISBN-13: 9780393058185

    In a series of freewheeling rambles that combine autobiography and meditation, Gerald Stern explores significant and representative events in his life. He describes the dour Sundays of Calvinist Pittsburgh, punctuated by his parents' weekly battles. We have glimpses of him as a wilderness camp counselor, and later, having been declared 4-F, as a postwar draftee (a stint that includes jail). In the 1950s he savors the romance of Paris. Stern also tells of being shot in Newark the bullet is still in his neck to prove it. ... Show more

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