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ISBN: 1400043654 / ISBN-13: 9781400043651

Refusing Heaven

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  • Refusing Heaven (Knopf Publishing Group) – Hardcover (2005)
    by Jack Gilbert

    Refusing Heaven

    Hardcover, Knopf Publishing Group
    2005
    English
    New ed.
    92 pages

    ISBN: 1400043654
    ISBN-13: 9781400043651

    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: The days and nights wasted . . . Long hot afternoons / watching ants while the cicadas railed / in the Chinese elm about the ... Show more

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