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Inhaltsangabe: Small Beneath the Sky is a tender, unsparing portrait of a family. It is also a book about place. Growing up in a small prairie city, where the local heroes were hockey players and curlers, Lorna Crozier never once dreamed of becoming a writer. Nonetheless, the grace, wisdom, and wit of her poetry have won her international acclaim. In this marvellous volume of recollections, she charts the geography that has shaped her character and her sense of home.
Crozier vividly depicts her hometown of Swift Current, with its one main street, its two high schools-the one on top of the hill was for the wealthy kids - and its three beer parlours, where her father spent most of his evenings. She captures crystal moments from her childhood - delivering newspapers with her brother in the blue-snow light of a winter morning, planting potatoes under a pale full moon, enjoying an illicit night swim in the town's public pool. She writes unflinchingly, too, about the grief and shame caused by poverty and alcoholism. At the heart of the book is Crozier's fierce love for her mother, Peggy, her no-nonsense champion and moral guide.
The people in these pages are drawn simply, without adornment, as befits the landscape in which they live. Interspersed with the narratives of daily life - sometimes funny, sometimes heartbreaking - are prose poems evoking the elements. These "first causes" - dust, light, rain, wind, snow-take on mythical qualities in Crozier's sure hands, imparting ancient knowledge about the prairie grasslands and their effect on those who have put down stakes there.
Rich in detail, generous in spirit, this unconventional memoir pays tribute to life's mysteries, secrets, and surprises. Lorna Crozier approaches the past with a tactile, arms-wide-open sense of discovery. Calling on the ghosts of ancestors and the power of memory, she has traced her beginnings with a poet's precision and an open heart.
Titel: Small Beneath the Sky: A Prairie Memoir
Verlag: Greystone Books
Zustand: very good
Buchbeschreibung Greystone Books. Hardcover. Buchzustand: VERY GOOD. Very Good: Cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. May have light creases on the cover and binding. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2590116785
Buchbeschreibung Greystone Books, 2010. Buchzustand: Good. Second Printing. N/A. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP57495862
Buchbeschreibung Greystone Books, 2010. Buchzustand: Good. Second Printing. N/A. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP88693243
Buchbeschreibung Greystone Books, 2010. Buchzustand: Good. Second Printing. N/A. Ships from Reno, NV. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP89147113
Buchbeschreibung Greystone Books. Hardcover. Buchzustand: GOOD. Some wear on book from reading, some spine creases, wear on binding and pages. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2630148322
Buchbeschreibung Greystone Books. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Book has appearance of only minimal use. All pages are undamaged with no significant creases or tears. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G1553653432I4N00
Buchbeschreibung Greystone Books, 2010. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Used: Very Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers SONG1553653432
Buchbeschreibung Greystone Books, 2010. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. Hardcover. Sound, clean & nice copy, light edgewear, black mark at front endpaper. Jacket is nice, light to moderate rubbing/edgewear. Not price clipped. Mild dirtying at back wrap. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 820682n
Buchbeschreibung Buchzustand: Good. Book Condition: Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 97815536534314.0
Buchbeschreibung Buchzustand: Very Good. Book Condition: Very Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 97815536534313.0