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doc ì Still Life with Oysters and Lemon On Objects and Intimacy ☆ Mark Doty

Still Life with Oysters and Lemon On Objects and IntimacyAlthough at first glance this slim volume appears to be a uick read it should be lingered over and reread to uncover the full depth of its beauty and insight Combining memoir with artistic and philosophical musings the poet and National Book Critics Circle Award winner for My Alexandria begins by confessing his obsession with the 17th century Dutch still life that serves as the title of this book As he analyzes the items depicted in the painting he skillfully introduces his thoughts on our intimate relationships to objects and subseuently explains how they are often inextricably bound to the people and places of an individu This book is notable for me for a couple of reasons firstly

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doc Õ Still Life with Oysters and Lemon On Objects and Intimacy ¸ Paperback Read Ç naturaltreatment ë Although at first glance this slim volume appears to be a uick read it should be lingered over and reread to uncover the full depth of its beauty and insight CAnything I have read in recent years Doris Grumbach author of Fifty Days of SolitudeA gem Library JournalMark 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 SerumA 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 Stori Perhaps this type of writing is an acuired taste It is not

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Al lifetime Further defined by imperfections attained from use each object from an aging oak table to a chipped blue and white china platter forms a springboard for reflection Doty intersperses personal reminiscences throughout but he always returns to the subject of still life painting and its silent elouence Doty's observations on balance grief beauty space love and time are imparted with wisdom and poetic graceBooks 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 TimesThis small book is as wise sensitive intense and affecting as Last night I sat down with a glass of wine and Still Life w