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The Singing Hardcover - 2003

by C. K. Williams


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New work from the Pulitzer-Prize winning author of "Repair"
. . . Reality has put itself so solidly before methere's little need for mystery . . . Except for us, for how we take the world
to us, and make it more, more than we are, more even than itself.--from "The World"
In his first volume since "Repair," C. K. Williams treats the characteristic subjects of a poet's maturity--the loss of friends, the love of grandchildren, the receding memories of childhood, the baffling illogic of current events--with an intensity and drive that recall not only his recent work but also his early books, published forty years ago. He gazes at a Rembrandt self-portrait, and from it fashions a self-portrait of his own. He ponders an "anatomical effigy" at the Museum of Mankind, an in so doing "dissects" our common humanity. Stoking a fire at a house in the country, he recalls a friend who was burned horribly in war, and then turns, with eloquence and authority, to contemporary life during wartime, asking "how those with power over us can effect these things, by what cynical reasoning do they pardon themselves." "The Singing" is a direct and resonant book: touching, searching, heartfelt, permanent. "The Singing" is the winner of the 2003 National Book Award for Poetry.

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  • Title The Singing
  • Author C. K. Williams
  • Binding Hardcover
  • Edition First Edition
  • Pages 72
  • Volumes 1
  • Language ENG
  • Publisher Farrar Straus Giroux, New York
  • Date 2003-11
  • ISBN 9780374292867 / 0374292868
  • Weight 0.56 lbs (0.25 kg)
  • Dimensions 9.2 x 6.32 x 0.48 in (23.37 x 16.05 x 1.22 cm)
  • Library of Congress Catalog Number 2003007091
  • Dewey Decimal Code 811.54

About the author

C. K. Williams won the Pulitzer Prize for "Repair" in 1999. His most recent work is "Misgivings" (2000), a memoir. He teaches at Princeton University and lives part of the year in Paris, France.
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