The poets' wives : a novel
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New York : Bloomsbury, [2014].
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Central - Adult Fiction
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Book
Edition
First U.S. edition.
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320 pages ; 24 cm
Language
English
ISBN
9781620405246 , 1620405245 , 9781408846469 , 1408846462

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"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" --,from publisher's web site.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Park, D. (2014). The poets' wives: a novel. First U.S. edition. New York: Bloomsbury.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Park, David, 1953-. 2014. The Poets' Wives: A Novel. New York: Bloomsbury.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Park, David, 1953-, The Poets' Wives: A Novel. New York: Bloomsbury, 2014.

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Park, David. The Poets' Wives: A Novel. First U.S. edition. New York: Bloomsbury, 2014. Print.

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