Refusing Heaven [Audiobook] download free by Jack Gilbert

Refusing Heaven Audiobook download free by Jack Gilbert
  • Listen audiobook: Refusing Heaven
  • Author: Jack Gilbert
  • Release date: 2007/12/17
  • Publisher: ALFRED A. KNOPF
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Poetry and Drama
  • ISBN: 9780375710858
  • Rating: 8.17 of 10
  • Votes: 810
  • Review by: Makai Tapia
  • Review rating: 7.34 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/9/27
  • Duration: 1H8M48S in 256 kbps (18.4 MB)
  • Date of creation of the audiobook: 2018-09-05
  • You can listen to this audiobook in formats: ATRAC, WMA Lossless, MPEG4, WMA, FLAC, Apple Lossless, WAV, MP3 (compression AZW, AZW3, ZIP, DMG, CBR, DEB, RAR)
  • Total pages original book: 92
  • Includes a PDF summary of 7 pages
  • Duration of the summary (audio): 5M10S (1.4 MB)
  • Description or summary of the audiobook: More than a decade after Jack Gilbert's The Great Fires, this highly anticipated new collection shows the continued development of a poet who has remained fierce in his avoidance of the beaten path. In Refusing Heaven, Gilbert writes compellingly about the commingled passion, loneliness, and sometimes surprising happiness of a life spent in luminous understanding of his own blessings and shortcomings: 'The days and nights wasted . . . Long hot afternoons / watching ants while the cicadas railed / in the Chinese elm about the brevity of life.' Time slows down in these poems, as Gilbert creates an aura of curiosity and wonder at the fact of existence itself. Despite powerful intermittent griefs-over the women he has parted from or the one lost to cancer (an experience he captures with intimate precision)-Gilbert's choice in this volume is to 'refuse heaven.' He prefers this life, with its struggle and alienation and delight, to any paradise. His work is both a rebellious assertion of the call to clarity and a profound affirmation of the world in all its aspects. It braces the reader in its humanity and heart. From the Hardcover edition.
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Contemporary Fiction, Literary Studies: Poetry & Poets, Literary Theory, Poetry By Individual Poets
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 14.84 USD
  • Dimensions: 150x212x9mm
  • Weight: 160g
  • Printed by: ALFRED A KNOPF
  • Published in: New York, United States

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