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God's Silence free pdf In this luminous new collection of poems, Franz Wright expands on the spiritual joy he found in his Pulitzer Prize-winning "Walking to Martha' s Vineyard," Wright, whom we know as a poet of exquisite miniatures, opens "God' s Silence" with " East Boston, 1996, " a powerful long poem that looks back at the darker moments in the formation of his sensibility. He shares his private rules for bus riding (" No eye contact: the eyes of the terrified / terrify" ), and recalls, among other experiences, his first encounter with a shotgun, as an eight-year-old boy (" In a clearing in the cornstalks . . . it was suggested / that I fire / on that muttering family of crows" ). Throughout this volume, Wright continues his penetrating study of his own and our collective soul. He reaches a new level of acceptance as he intones the paradox " I have heard God' s silence like the sun, " and marvels at our presumptions:
We speak of Heaven who have not yet accomplished
even this, the holiness of things
precisely as they are, and never will!
Though Wright often seeks forgiveness in these poems, his black wit and self-deprecation are reliably present, and he delights in reminding us that " literature will lose, sunlight will win, don' t worry."
But in this book, literature wins as well. "God' s Silence "is a deeply felt celebration of what poetry (and its silences) can do for us.

"From the Hardcover edition."

About Franz Wright

Franz Wright was born in Vienna in 1953 and grew up in the Northwest, the Midwest, and Northern California. His most recent works include "Ill Lit: Selected

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Author : Franz Wright
Publisher : Knopf Publishing Group
Data Published : 01 March 2008
ISBN : 0375710817
EAN : 9780375710810
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 144 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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