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House of light by  Mary Oliver - Hardcover - Second Printing - 1990 - from The Bookman & The Lady (SKU: Oliver-18)

House of light

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House of light

by Oliver, Mary

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  • hardcover
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ISBN 10
0807068101
ISBN 13
9780807068106
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Beacon Press, 1990. Second Printing. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Second printing. Hardcover in jacket, price intact on jacket flap. Light edge war to jacket, small light stain to front panel. Text is clean and unmarked. Owner name on front end page. Binding strong. Presents well in fresh Mylar. Very good condition.

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A private person by nature, Mary Oliver has given very few interviews over the years. Instead, she prefers to let her work speak for itself. And speak it has, for the past five decades, to countless readers. The  New York Times  recently acknowledged Mary Oliver as “far and away, this country’s best-selling poet.” Born in a small town in Ohio, Oliver published her first book of poetry in 1963 at the age of 28;  No Voyage and Other Poems , originally printed in the UK by Dent Press, was reissued in the United States in 1965 by Houghton Mifflin. Oliver has since published many works of poetry and prose. As a young woman, Oliver studied at Ohio State University and Vassar College, but took no degree. She lived for several years at the home of Edna St. Vincent Millay in upper New York state, companion to the poet’s sister Norma Millay. It was there, in the late ’50s, that she met photographer Molly Malone Cook. For more than forty years, Cook and Oliver made their home together, largely in Provincetown, Massachusetts, where they lived until Cook’s death in 2005. Over the course of her long and illustrious career, Oliver has received numerous awards. Her fourth book,  American Primitive , won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1984. She has also received the Shelley Memorial Award; a Guggenheim Fellowship; an American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters Achievement Award; the Christopher Award and the L.L. Winship/PEN New England Award for House of Light; the National Book Award for New and Selected Poems; a Lannan Foundation Literary Award; and the New England Booksellers Association Award for Literary Excellence. Oliver’s essays have appeared in  Best American Essays  1996, 1998, 2001; the Anchor Essay Annual 1998, as well as Orion, Onearth and other periodicals. Oliver was editor of  Best American Essays  2009. Oliver’s books on the craft of poetry,  A Poetry Handbook  and  Rules for the Dance , are used widely in writing programs. She is an acclaimed reader and has read in practically every state as well as other countries. She has led workshops at various colleges and universities, and held residencies at Case Western Reserve University, Bucknell University, University of Cincinnati, and Sweet Briar College. From 1995, for five years, she held the Catharine Osgood Foster Chair for Distinguished Teaching at Bennington College. She has been awarded Honorary Doctorates from The Art Institute of Boston (1998), Dartmouth College (2007) and Tufts University (2008). Oliver currently lives in Provincetown, Massachusetts, the inspiration for much of her work.  Beacon Press maintains a Mary Oliver website, maryoliver.beacon.org. You can also become a fan on Facebook atwww.facebook.com/poetmaryoliver.

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Bookseller
The Bookman & The Lady US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
Oliver-18
Title
House of light
Author
Oliver, Mary
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Jacket condition
Very Good
Quantity available
1
Edition
Second Printing
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0807068101
ISBN 13
9780807068106
Publisher
Beacon Press
Place of Publication
Boston
Date published
1990
Bookseller catalogs
Poetry;

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