The Father of the Predicaments (Wesleyan Poetry) (Paperback)

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Whether sorrowful or sassy, the poems in this new collection bear McHugh's signature: a lively love for the very language she bewares.

Available now in paperback, The Father of the Predicaments is Heather McHugh's first book since Hinge & Sign was selected as a National Book Award finalist and chosen a Best Book of the Year by the New York Times and Publishers Weekly. In this witty and deeply felt collection, McHugh takes her cue from Aristotle, who wrote that "the father of the predicaments is being." For McHugh, being is intimately, though perhaps not ultimately, bound to language, and these poems cut to the quick, delivering their revelations with awesome precision.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780819565068
ISBN-10: 0819565067
Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
Publication Date: November 29th, 2001
Pages: 86
Language: English
Series: Wesleyan Poetry