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Epiphanies & Elegies is a collection of delightful, accessible poems shot through with wonder, humor, faith, and Irish Catholic heritage. Brian Doyle has injected each piece with perception, insight, and compassion. These spiritual works contain the voice of a father, a husband, a man openly in love with his family, and proud of his heritage. Doyle illuminates seemingly ordinary, everyday events in poems that will immediately touch with the reader with their truth. These warm and insightful pieces are sometimes funny, sometimes poignant takes on the small wonders and inevitable tragedies of life. This book is a delightful addition to the world of spiritual and inspirational writing.
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Christian Century - 10/02/2007 page 46
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Studio: Sheed & Ward
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.28" Width: 5.32" Height: 0.81" Weight: 0.5 lbs.
Release Date Nov 16, 2006
Publisher Sheed & Ward
ISBN 1580512046 ISBN13 9781580512046
Availability 0 units.
More About Brian Doyle
Brian Doyle edits Portland Magazine at the University of Portland in Oregon. He is the author of many books, among them the sprawling Oregon novel Mink River. His work has been reprinted in the annual Best American Essays, Best American Science and Nature Writing, and Best American Spiritual Writing anthologies. Among various honors for his work are a Catholic Book Award, three Pushcart Prizes, the John Burroughs Award for Nature Essays, Foreword Reviews's Book of the Year Award in 2011, and, puzzling him to this day, the 2008 Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
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Sunlight from Oregon May 2, 2008
Brian Doyle is simply one of the two best essayists writing today. This book proves it--- once again.
Poems of unparalleled power and grace Nov 1, 2007
I discovered this author when I picked up a copy of his book of essays - "Credo" in a used book store a few years ago. I was stunned at the power of his prose, read the book cover to cover twice, and gave copies to family and friends. I bought this book thinking it was more essays. At first I was disappointed to have been 'tricked' into buying poetry (what an embarrassing admission) - but what a brilliant and pleasant trick. Some of this writing left me close to dumbfounded. Certainly speechless. Amazing, amazing stuff. I anxiously await more.
Short book - short review! Mar 17, 2007
Wonderful! But then I love anything Brian Doyle writes. He makes you laugh, he makes you cry. He makes you just feel good.