Anthologies & collections ‘H’ Authors
Anthologies & collections large print authors (3 authors)
3 Anthologies & collections Large print books available
1. Safe Suicide Narratives, Essays, and Meditations (Large Print 16pt) - DeWitt Henry
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Against a background of suburban Philadelphia in the 1950s, and the family secret of his father's alcoholism, Henry comes of age as the youngest of four children. He rejects his father's course in managing the family chocolate factory, and goes on to college, becoming a writer and teacher. When Henry marries, and becomes a father himself, he is impacted by the social revolutions of the 1970s, and struggles to avoid his father's flaws. He leads a literary life in Boston, founds the literary magazine Ploughshares, and befriends novelist Richard Yates. During the 1980s, Henry suffers the deaths of his parents, infertility, rejections of his work, and setbacks in his teaching career. In the 1990s, while his daughter and adopted son are swept up into trials of adolescence and young adulthood, and as his wife grieves the deaths of friends and family, Henry confronts a spiritual abyss similar to his father's, and learns to surrender to life, to love, to aging and mortality.
By turns lyrical, quirky, confessional, and experimental in form, Henry's essays build into an affirming and generous vision. While addiction, the uses of imagination, a passion for literature, and issues of heart and soul are key motifs, a bungee jump becomes Henry's central metaphor: ''isn't this life? isn't this art? We live and trust in our safe suicides.''
2. Jubilant Whispers - Michael H. Hanson
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3. Workbook Memos & Dispatches on Writing (Large Print 16pt) - Steven Heighton
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Since selections first appeared in the New Quarterly and the National Post as part of ''The Afterword,'' Steven Heighton's memos and dispatches to himself - a writer's pointed, cutting take on his own work and the work of writing - have been tweeted and retweeted, discussed and tacked to bulletin boards everywhere. Coalesced, completed, and collected here for the first time, a wholly new kind of book has emerged, one that's as much about creative process as it is about created product, at once about living life and the writing life. &Idquo; stick to a form that bluntly admits its own limitation and partiality and makes a virtue of both things,'' Heighton writes in his foreword, ''a form that lodges no claim to encyclopedic completeness, balance, or conclusive truth. At times, this form (I'm going to call it the memo) is a hybrid of the epigram and the pr cis, or of the aphorism and the abstract, the maxim and the debater's initial be - it - resolved. At other times it's a meditation in the Aurelian sense, a dispatch - to - self that aspires to address other selves - readers - as well.'' It's in these very aspirations, reaching both back into and forward in time - and, ultimately, outside of the pages of the book itself - that Heighton offers perhaps the freshest, most provocative picture of what it means to create the literature of the modern world.
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