Essays after Eighty by Donald Hall is one of his last collections of writing. It's not all great, but I listened to it, and think that is the way to experience it, though I would have liked him doing it, in his voice. Tom Perkins did the reading, and he's much younger than Hall--older than eighty--and that bugged me a bit, and the fact that he mis.
Near the start of this rich essay collection, former U.S. poet laureate Hall—also a biographer, children’s book writer, and literary critic—writes that “poetry abandoned” him after he turned 85.
Here, in the “unknown, unanticipated galaxy” of very old age, his essays startle, move, and delight. In Essays After Eighty, Hall ruminates on his past: “thirty was terrifying, forty I never noticed because I was drunk, fifty was best with a total change of life, sixty extended the bliss of fifty.”.Essays After Eighty book description: Donald Hall has lived a remarkable life of letters, a career capped by a National Medal of the Arts, awarded by the president. Now, in the “unknown, unanticipated galaxy” of very old age, he is writing searching essays that startle, move, and delight.In Essays After Eighty, Hall ruminates on his past: “thirty was terrifying, forty I never noticed because I was drunk, fifty was best with a total change of life, sixty extended the bliss of fifty. . .” He also addresses his present: “When I turned eighty and rubbed testosterone on my chest, my beard roared like a lion and gained four inches.” Most memorably, Hall writes about his.
The late Donald Hall was an American poet. He briefly served a stint as the American Poet Laureate. Essays After Eighty is a collection of short prose pieces, mainly reminiscences and reflections on being old and infirm. They are, at times, extremely funny.Read More
Essays After Eighty Hall, Donald, 1928- author. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014. Format: Book. Description: 134 pages; 22 cm. From a former Poet Laureate, a new collection of essays delivering a gloriously unexpected view from the vantage point of very old age Donald Hall lived a remarkable life of letters, a career capped by a National Medal of the Arts, awarded by the president.Read More
Essays After Eighty by Donald Hall and Publisher Mariner Books. Save up to 80% by choosing the eTextbook option for ISBN: 9780544286948, 0544286944. The print version of this textbook is ISBN: 9780544287044, 0544287045.Read More
In the title piece of “Essays After Eighty”—a collection in which aging is a major theme but hardly the only one—he claims that “some of these essays took more than 80 drafts, some as.Read More
Essays After Eighty, Donald Hall, 2014. Another treat beyond words. Hall, the Poet Laureate in 2006 and my pen pal for more than 45 years, has not lost his language proficiency, sharp wit, or sense of humor despite recently turning 85. In a number of superb essays, he muses on the aging process contrasting his mental facilities with the severe decline in physical capability. His brief essays.Read More
A former poet laureate presents a new collection of essays delivering an unexpected view from the vantage point of very old age.Read More
Essays After Eighty View larger image. By: Donald Hall. Sign Up Now! Already a Member? Log In You must be logged into Bookshare to access this title. Learn about membership options, or view our freely available titles. Synopsis From a former Poet Laureate, a new collection of essays delivering a gloriously unexpected view from the vantage point of very old age Donald Hall has lived a.Read More
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So, when I read a review of Donald Hall's Essays After Eighty, which made him sound like a very grumpy and articulate old man bemoaning accumulating losses, I decided I should take a look and see what he had to say that would help me to get better insight into what it's like to be 10 or 20 or 30 years older than I am. I loved the essays.Read More
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