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The Book of Marvels: A Compendium of Everyday Things by Lorna Crozier

the book of marvels a compendium of everyday things

Operating as a sort of literary detective, she examines the mystery of the everyday, seeking the essence of each object. Author description Lorna Crozier, one of Canada's most celebrated poets, has read from her work on every continent. It makes the mind pivot. Open your eyes, she says, pay attention! Operating as a sort of literary detective, she examines the mystery of the everyday, seeking the essence of each object. She offers tantalizing glimpses of the household's inhabitants, too, probing hearts, brains, noses, and navels. Looking at it now I think it cute, a Not that good. I'd marked my favorite: her entry on the eraser.

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The Book of Marvels

the book of marvels a compendium of everyday things

No other object in the kitchen can evoke such outrage. I'd marked my favorite: her entry on the eraser. With both charm and mordant wit, she animates the panoply of wonders to be found everywhere around us and inside us. If you are not completely satisfied with your order, return your purchase within 10 days for a full refund. During these years, Lorna published her first poem in Grain magazine, a publication that turned her life toward writing.

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The book of marvels : a compendium of everyday things (eBook, 2012) [acqualilia.it]

the book of marvels a compendium of everyday things

A Globe and Mail top 100 book of 2012 In a series of playful and startling prose meditations, celebrated writer Lorna Crozier brings her rapt attention to the small matter of household objects: everything from doorknobs, washing machines, rakes, and zippers to the kitchen sink. Operating as a sort of literary detective, she examines the mystery of the everyday, seeking the e A Globe and Mail top 100 book of 2012 In a series of playful and startling prose meditations, celebrated writer Lorna Crozier brings her rapt attention to the small matter of household objects: everything from doorknobs, washing machines, rakes, and zippers to the kitchen sink. Longing, exuberance, and grief colour her reflections, which at times take on the tenor of folktales or parables. It is better savoured in small chunks with a glass of wine, a martini or a few drams of scotch with a large clunk of ice. With both charm and mordant wit, she animates the panoply of wonders to be found everywhere around us and inside us.

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The Book of Marvels: A Compendium of Everyday Things by Lorna Crozier

the book of marvels a compendium of everyday things

Each of the short portraits in The Book of Marvels stands alone, but the connections are intricate; as in life, each object gains meaning from its juxtaposition with others. The E-mail message field is required. Only someone who has a creative mind and a real love of language could create this little book. Usually it is not welcome around the house particularly in the bedroom or when chores are divided up. Longing, exuberance, and grief colour her reflections, which at times take on the tenor of folktales or parables. Beyond making poems, Lorna has also edited two non-fiction collections — Desire in Seven Voices and Addiction: Notes from the Belly of the Beast. As much as this compendium is an honouring of everyday things, it is a celebration of the intricacies of the mind and heart.

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the book of marvels a compendium of everyday things

Longing, exuberance, and grief colour her reflections on the familiar and the concrete, causing them at times to resemble folktales or parables. She is also the author of the memoir Small Beneath the Sky and the editor of several anthologies. A fun light read that is just pure enjoyment. From here on in, it will be impossible to be bored or take anything for granted ever again. She offers tantalizing glimpses of the household's inhabitants, too, probing hearts, brains, noses, and navels. Operating as a sort of literary detective, she examines the mystery of the everyday, seeking the essence of each object. In The Book of Marvels, award-winning poet Lorna Crozier offers a delightful series of prose meditations on household objects: everything from doorknobs, washing machines, rakes, and zippers to the kitchen sink.

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The Book of Marvels

the book of marvels a compendium of everyday things

She offers tantalizing glimpses of the household's inhabitants, too, probing hearts, brains, noses, and navels. She has tried too hard, I think. This is a small book that can be read in a single setting. During these years, Lorna published her first poem in Grain magazine, a publication that turned Lorna Crozier was born in 1948 in Swift Current, Saskatchewan. She offers tantalizing glimpses of the household's inhabitants, too, probing hearts, brains, noses, and navels. She offers tantalizing glimpses of the household's inhabitants, too, probing hearts, brains, noses, and navels. Longing, exuberance, and grief colour her reflections, which at times take on the tenor of folktales or parables.

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The book of marvels : a compendium of everyday things (Book, 2012) [acqualilia.it]

the book of marvels a compendium of everyday things

Her poems continue to be widely anthologized, appearing in 15 Canadian Poets X 3, 20th Century Poetry and Poetics, Poetry International and most recently in Open Field: An Anthology of Contemporary Canadian Poets, a collection designed for American readers. The E-mail message field is required. Crozier calls the reader to pay attention to things that fill our life but which we take for granted. Crozier approaches her investigations with a childlike curiosity, an adult bemusement, and an unfailing sense of metaphor and mischief. This is evident from her first selection under A for Air : How many centuries do we hold inside us, how much dying light? Each of the short portraits in The Book of Marvels stands alone, but the connections are intricate; as in life, each object gains meaning from its juxtaposition with others.

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The book of marvels : a compendium of everyday things (eBook, 2012) [acqualilia.it]

the book of marvels a compendium of everyday things

Wherever she reads she raises the profile and reputation of poetry. Each page opens onto a new marvel. In a series of playful and startling prose meditations, celebrated writer Lorna Crozierbrings her rapt attention to the small matter of household objects: everything from doorknobs, washing machines, rakes, and zippers to the kitchen sink. A Globe and Mail top 100 book of 2012 In a series of playful and startling prose meditations, celebrated writer Lorna Crozier brings her rapt attention to the small matter of household objects: everything from doorknobs, washing machines, rakes, and zippers to the kitchen sink. Operating as a sort of literary detective, she examines the mystery of the everyday, seeking the essence of each object.

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