In this stunning collection, Franz Wright chronicles the journey back from a place of isolation and wordlessness. After a period when it seemed certain he would never write poetry again, he speaks with bracing clarity about the twilit world that lies between madness and sanity, addiction and recovery. Wright negotiates the precarious transition from illness to health in a state of skeptical rapture, discovering along the way the exhilaration of love--both divine and human--and finding that even the most battered ...

The Beforelife 2002, Knopf Publishing Group, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780375709432

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The Beforelife 2001, Alfred A. Knopf, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780375411540

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