Unframed Originals

Unframed Originals

Recollections

Book - 2005
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Baker & Taylor
The celebrated poet recalls growing up in a repressive family in the small river towns of New Jersey and Pennsylvania and offers a portrait of a middle-class life without the language to express itself, while also offering insights into the author's evolution as a writer. Reprint.

Perseus Publishing
In this haunting, elegantly written memoir, W. S. Merwin recalls his youth, growing up in a repressed Presbyterian household in the small river towns of New Jersey and Pennsylvania. The complex portrait of a family without language or history transforms the story of their isolated lives into the development of a writer’s conscience and a warning about the fate of a middle class eager to obliterate origins. Unframed Originals brings the reader complex and intimate family portraits from an award-winning poet.

In this haunting, elegantly written memoir, W. S. Merwin recalls in utterly unsentimental prose his youth, growing up in a repressed Presbyterian household in the small river towns of New Jersey and Pennsylvania. The complex portrait that emerges of a family without language or history, transforms the story of their isolated lives into the development of a writer’s conscience and a warning about the fate of a middle class eager to obliterate origins.

"This book is superbly written, offering deep glimpses into the complexities and mysteries of family bonds, with just that distancing from people and events necessary for artistic control."?Edmund Fuller, Wall Street Journal


Blackwell North Amer
In this memoir, W. S. Merwin recalls his youth, growing up in a repressed Presbyterian household in the small river towns of New Jersey and Pennsylvania. The complex portrait that emerges of a family without language or history, transforms the story of their isolated lives into the development of a writer's conscience and a warning about the fate of a middle class eager to obliterate origins.

Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Shoemaker & Hoard Publishers : DIstributed by Publishers Group West, 2005
Edition: 1st Shoemaker & Hoard pbk. ed
ISBN: 9781593760342
1593760345
Characteristics: xvi, 236 p. ; 23 cm

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