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The poets' wives : a novel, David Park

Label
The poets' wives : a novel
Title
The poets' wives
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
David Park
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"What does it mean to be a poet's wife, his muse and lover, there for the heights of inspiration and the quotidian of the day-to-day, and oftentimes, too, the drudgery of being in a supporting role to "the great man"? In this exquisite and sensitive new novel, David Park explores this complicated relationship through three luminous characters: Catherine Blake, wife of William Blake, nineteenth-century poet, painter, and engraver; Nadezhda Mandelstam, whose husband, Russian poet Osip Mandelstam, died in a transit camp en route to Siberia during Stalin's rule; and Lydia, the wife of a fictional contemporary Irish poet, who looks back on her husband's life in the days just after his death. All three women deal with their husband's fame or notoriety, taking seriously their commitment to the men they married and to assisting with and preserving their work. And this despite infidelities, despite a single-mindedness at the expense of others, and despite hardship sometimes beyond comprehension. Set across continents and centuries, under wildly different circumstances, these three women exist as a testament to love, to relationship despite the odds, and to art. Deeply insightful and beautifully wrought, The Poets' Wives is David Park at his best--a novelist who finds dignity and grace away from the spotlight, and who reminds us that art has the power to capture even the quietest of voices"--
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from publisher's web site
Cataloging source
CDX
Dewey number
823/.91
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6066.A577
LC item number
P64 2014
Literary form
novels
The poets' wives : a novel, David Park
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The poets' wives : a novel, David Park
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn870960879
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Dimensions
25 cm
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Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
297 pages
Isbn
9781408846469
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)870960879
  • (Sirsi)i9781620405246

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