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The Resource Essays after eighty, Donald Hall., (Axis 360 electronic resource)

Essays after eighty, Donald Hall., (Axis 360 electronic resource)

Label
Essays after eighty
Title
Essays after eighty
Statement of responsibility
Donald Hall.
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • From a former Poet Laureate, a new collection of essays delivering a gloriously unexpected view from the vantage point of very old age Donald Hall has lived a remarkable life of letters, a career capped by a National Medal of the Arts, awarded by the president. Now, in the "unknown, unanticipated galaxy" of very old age, he is writing searching essays that startle, move, and delight. In the transgressive and horrifyingly funny "No Smoking," he looks back over his lifetime, and several of his ancestors' lifetimes, of smoking unfiltered cigarettes, packs of them every day. Hall paints his past: "Decades followed each other ' 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 . . ." And, poignantly, often joyfully, he limns 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."
  • A former poet laureate presents a new collection of essays delivering an unexpected view from the vantage point of very old age
Member of
Cataloging source
NjBwBT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1928-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hall, Donald
Dewey number
  • 814/.54
  • 814/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1928-
  • 1928-
  • 1928-
  • 1928-
  • 1928-
  • 1928-
  • 1928-
  • 1928-
  • 1928-
  • 1928-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Hall, Donald
  • Hall, Donald
  • Hall, Donald
  • Hall, Donald
  • Hall, Donald
  • Hall, Donald
  • Hall, Donald
  • Hall, Donald
  • Hall, Donald
  • Hall, Donald
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Essays
  • Essays
Label
Essays after eighty, Donald Hall., (Axis 360 electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Out the Window -- Essays After Eighty -- A Yeti in the District -- One Road -- Thank You Thank You -- Three Beards -- No Smoking -- Physical Malfitness -- Dr. Dr. Dr. Dr. Dr. Dr. Dr. Dr. Dr. Dr. -- Death -- On Rejection and Resurrection -- Garlic with Everything -- A House Without a Door -- Remains
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (134 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780544286948
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
0014243468
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)883256405
Label
Essays after eighty, Donald Hall., (Axis 360 electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Out the Window -- Essays After Eighty -- A Yeti in the District -- One Road -- Thank You Thank You -- Three Beards -- No Smoking -- Physical Malfitness -- Dr. Dr. Dr. Dr. Dr. Dr. Dr. Dr. Dr. Dr. -- Death -- On Rejection and Resurrection -- Garlic with Everything -- A House Without a Door -- Remains
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (134 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780544286948
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
0014243468
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)883256405

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