Essays After Eighty

Product Number: EB00173765
Released: Dec 02, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780544286948
Publisher: Mariner Books
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"Alternately lyrical and laugh-out-loud funny."—New York Times "Deliciously readable...?onald Hall, if abandoned by the muse of poetry, has wrought his prose to a keen autumnal edge." — Wall Street Journal His entire life, Donald Hall dedicated himself to the written word, putting together a storied career as a poet, essayist, and memoirist. Here, in the "unknown, unanticipated galaxy" of very old age, his essays startle, move, and delight. In Essays After Eighty, Hall ruminates on his past: "thirty was terrifying, forty I never noticed because I was drunk, fifty was best with a total change of life, sixty extended the bliss of fifty..." He also addresses his present: "When I turned eighty and rubbed testosterone on my chest, my beard roared like a lion and gained four inches." Most memorably, Hall writes about his enduring love affair with his ancestral Eagle Pond Farm and with the writing life that sustains him every day: "Yesterday my first nap was at 9:30 a.m., but when I awoke I wrote again." "Alluring, inspirational hominess... Essays After Eighty is a treasure...?alancing frankness about losses with humor and gratitude." — Washington Post "A fine book of remembering all sorts of things past, Essays After Eighty is to be treasured." — Boston Globe

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Author(s): Donald Hall
Original Publish Date: Dec 02, 2014

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Author(s): Donald Hall
Narrator(s): Tom Perkins
Product Number Z100091610
Released: May 26, 2015
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Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781494591229

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