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  • ISBN: 9780226750361
  • ISBN10: 0226750361

The Last Happy Occasion

by Alan Shapiro

  • List Price: $26.00
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
  • Publish date: 12/01/1997
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The Last Happy Occasion is the coming-of-age story of an American Jew and aspiring writer in the sixties and seventies. In this memoir in six movements, Alan Shapiro recalls how poetry helped him make sense of his own and other people's lives. Events unfold, including his sister's death, that make him reconsider the transformative power of art and accept the limitations of poetry in confronting the untransformable pain of mortal loss.

A refreshingly honest, lovingly crafted work, The Last Happy Occasion is a treasure map for anyone interested in exploring the intersections of life and art.

"The Last Happy Occasion is touching and intelligent, emotionally satisfying and eloquent testimony to the power of poetry to instruct, heal and inspire". -- Emily Barton, New York Times Book Review

"The literary criticism is sharp, but what enthralls the reader more is Shapiro's humorous but honest perspective on his younger self, a perspective that is critical without being condescending". -- Heller McAlpin, Newsday

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