The only way out, writes Howard Nemerov, is the way through, just as you cannot escape death except by dying. Being unable to write, you must examine in writing this being unable, which becomes for the present--henceforth?--the subject to which you are condemned. This is the record of the struggle to compose a novel; a struggle transformed by ...Read MoreThe only way out, writes Howard Nemerov, is the way through, just as you cannot escape death except by dying. Being unable to write, you must examine in writing this being unable, which becomes for the present--henceforth?--the subject to which you are condemned. This is the record of the struggle to compose a novel; a struggle transformed by Nemerov into a far-reaching exploration of the creative process itself. He often shows bravery and shrewdness; the book is full of fine criticism and psychological insight. As always, his prose has that ease and transparency that make one forget one is reading; one seems simply to hear a voice speaking. Nemerov's improvised self-analysis has weaknesses, but few that he himself doesn't eventually recognize.--New York Times Book Review In an age of explicitness, Nemerov's Journal of the Fictive Life is explicitly without vulgarity; in an age of revelation, it reveals only what counts. More then a book about creativity, it is a beautiful creation.--Richard G. SternRead Less
(null) Very Good in Very Good jacket. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University, 1965. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. (null). Signed by Author. (null) First edition 189pp. Slightly bumped at spine ends (with no abrasion to cloth), minor foxing to top edge, still a very good, tight hardcover in a near very good, price-clipped pictorial dustwrapper with some edgewear, particularly to head of spine, and soiling to rear panel. Signed by Nemerov on title page.
NEAR FINE in Good TO VERY GOOD jacket. HOWARD NEMEROV. 6X8. SIGNED BY HOWARD NEMEROV HOWARD NEMEROV IS AND WAS ONE OF THE FINEST, MOST IMPORTANT AND MOST INFLUENCIAL POETS OF THE 20TH CENTURY...MORE AND MORE EACH YEAR HE IS BEING RECOGNIZED FOR HIS TALENT IN WRITING, TEACHING AND INFLUENCING OUR WORLD THRU HIS WORK. BOOKS SIGNED BY HOWARD NEMEROV ARE NOT COMMON AND THIS IS A BEAUTIFUL FIRST EDITION...FINE IN FINE DUST JACKET OF HIS SCARCE BOOK. JOURNAL OF THE FICTIVE LIFE....A LOVELY COPY THAT HAS BEEN BOLDLY SIGNED BY HOWARD NEMEROV.
Very Good in Fair jacket. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Signed by Author SIGNED by AUTHOR. Book is in Very Good condition with brown marble boards and black spine with gilt lettering. Bumping to corners and head/tail of spine. Light foxing and staining to top edge of textblock. Clean tight copy. Dustjacket is in Fair condition with minor wear to edges. Small stain on spine and more severe red markings on back cover. Dj front flap is clipped, some foxing to flaps. Dj is wrapped in clear plastic. 189 pgs.
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