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Still Life with Oysters and Lemon

Still Life with Oysters and Lemon

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Written by Mark DotyAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Mark Doty

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 80 pages
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  • Publisher: Beacon Press
  • On Sale: January 19, 2002
  • Price: $15.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-8070-6609-6 (0-8070-6609-5)
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Mark Doty’s prose has been hailed as “tempered and tough, sorrowing and serene” (The New York Times Book Review) and “achingly beautiful” (The Boston Globe). In Still Life with Oysters and Lemon he offers a stunning exploration of our attachment to ordinary things-how we invest objects with human store, and why.

“Books like this, that address the sources of creation and the sources of our humanness, come along once in a decade.” -Susan Salter Reynolds, Los Angeles Times

“This small book is as wise, sensitive, intense, and affecting as anything I have read in recent years.” -Doris Grumbach, author of Fifty Days of Solitude

“A gem.” -Library Journal

“Mark Doty’s prose is insistently exploratory, yet every aside, every detour, turns into pertinence, and it all seems effortless, as though the author were wondering, and marveling, aloud.” -Bernard Cooper, author of Truth Serum

“A dazzling accomplishment, its radiance bred of lucid attention and acute insight. The subject is the profoundly personal act of perception translated into description. Doty succeeds in rendering this most contemplative of arts-the still life-into a riveting drama.” -Patricia Hampl, author of I Could Tell You Stories