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Unpacking The Boxes

Unpacking The Boxes

Unpacking The Boxes
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Unpacking The Boxes

by HALL, Donald

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0618990658
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9780618990658
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Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2008. Bound in green boards with gold lettering to spine is in near-fine condition as is dustjacket. 195 pgs. Subtitled, "A Memoir of a Life in Poetry". . First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

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Donald Hall's invaluable record of the making of a poet begins with his childhood in Depression-era suburban Connecticut, where as the doted-upon son of dramatically thwarted parents he first realized poetry was "secret, dangerous, wicked, and delicious." Hall eloquently writes of the poetry and books that moved and formed him as a child and young man, and of adolescent efforts at poetry writing—an endeavor he wryly describes as more hormonal than artistic. His painful, formative days at Exeter are followed by a poetic self-liberation of sorts at Harvard and in the post-war university scene at Oxford. After a failed first marriage Hall meets and marries Jane Kenyon, and the two poets return to Eagle Pond. Fittingly, the family home that loomed large in Hall's childhood is where he grows old, and at eighty learns finally "to live in the moment—as you have been told to do all your life." Unpacking the Boxes  is a revelatory and tremendously poignant memoir of one man's life in poetry.

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Title
Unpacking The Boxes
Author
HALL, Donald
Format/Binding
Hardcover
Book Condition
Used - Near Fine
Jacket Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First Edition
ISBN 10
0618990658
ISBN 13
9780618990658
Publisher
Houghton Mifflin
Place of Publication
Boston
Date Published
2008
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