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

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Refusing Heaven 2007, Knopf Publishing Group, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780375710858

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Refusing Heaven 2005, Knopf Publishing Group, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9781400043651

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