Whatas the Story?: Reflections On A Life Grown Long (Paperback)
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Whatas the Story?: Reflections On A Life Grown Long (Paperback)

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Paperback 224 Pages / Published: 09/11/2015
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What's the Story? Reflections on a Life Grown Long is, in many ways, a kaleidoscopic chronicle of this ongoing search. By turns elegiac, humorous, sad, joyful, angry aand often many of these at oncea this book of extremely short prose reflections entertains an abiding question for Lea: to what extent does "my" version of what happens in this life and in the world at large coincide with some imagined "real" version? If the author had an opinionated, positive answer to such a question when young, life has imposed a degree of humility upon him in older age, whether he wants it or not. What's the Story? is less notable, then, for the conclusions it reaches at any given point than for its compelling witness to what poet Wallace Stevens called "the mind in the act of finding what will suffice."

Publisher: Green Writers Press
ISBN: 9780990973393
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 228 g
Dimensions: 215 x 138 x 11 mm


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"These short prose reflections offer a glimpse into the life of one of our most prolific writers, poet, novelist, essayist; also father, husband, grandparent by turns elegiac and humorous." -- Howard Frank Mosher, author of God's Kingdom
"The chapters of this strong and elegant book are actually never longer than two or three pages: big-poem length. Which makes reading it rhythmically satisfying, with its jazz-like riffs, in rich, far from prosaic prose by a man at the top of his game.." -- David Gullette, Ploughshares

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