The Golden Road (Paperback)

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A central theme of "The Golden Road" is the prolonged dementia of the poet's husband. But Rachel Hadas's new collection sets the loneliness of progressive loss in the context of the continuities that sustain her: reading, writing, and memory; familiar places; and the rich texture of a life fully lived. These poems are meticulously observed, nimble in their deployment of a range of forms, and capacious in their range of reference. They take us to a Greek island, to Carl Schurz Park in New York City, to an old house in Vermont, to a performance of "Macbeth, " and to the neurology floor of a hospital. Hadas finds beauty in all those places." The Golden Road" laments, but it also celebrates.

About the Author

Rachel Hadas is a professor of English at the Newark College of Arts and Sciences of Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. She is also a poet, translator, and essayist. Her most recent books are "The Ache of Appetite "(2010), a collection of poems; and "Strange Relation: A Memoir of Marriage, Dementia, and Poetry" (2011).
Product Details
ISBN: 9780810128590
ISBN-10: 0810128594
Publisher: Triquarterly Books
Publication Date: October 31st, 2012
Pages: 80
Language: English