The Resource Essays after eighty, Donald Hall

Essays after eighty, Donald Hall

Label
Essays after eighty
Title
Essays after eighty
Statement of responsibility
Donald Hall
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
His entire life, Donald Hall has dedicated himself to the written word, putting together a storied career as a poet, essayist, and memoirist. Now, in the "unknown, unanticipated galaxy" of very old age, he is writing essays that startle, move, and delight. In Essays After Eighty, Hall ruminates on his past: "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 . . ." He also addresses 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."
Member of
Summary
A former poet laureate presents a new collection of essays delivering an unexpected view from the vantage point of very old age
Tone
Writing style
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10387939
Cataloging source
Midwest
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hoopla (Digital media service)
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1928-
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Hall, Donald
Dewey number
814/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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Essays
Target audience
adult
Label
Essays after eighty, Donald Hall
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Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT12020145
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780544286948
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT12020145
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12020145
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Essays after eighty, Donald Hall
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT12020145
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780544286948
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT12020145
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12020145
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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