Ross Gay - The Book of Delights: Essays

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A collection of short essays ranging from a paragraph to five pages, Gay’s first prose book continues the lyric joy so notable in his three collections of poetry; the title itself seems of a piece with his award-winning Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude. Written over the course of a year, these pieces work through Gay’s personal losses and the many frustrations, challenges, and terrors of this age of divisiveness to seek out and celebrate moments of beauty. Gay delights in many things, and brings his descriptive powers to bear on the creatures of the natural world as well as the quirks and surprises of human behavior. Often funny, frequently philosophical, always fresh—this book is a true celebration.


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ISBN: 9781616207922
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Published: Algonquin Books - February 12th, 2019

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