The Gone and the Going Away

The Gone and the Going Away

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by Maurice Manning
     
 

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Welcome to Fog Town Holler, Pulitzer Prize finalist Maurice Manning s glorious rendering of a landscape not unlike his native Kentucky. Conjuring this mythical place from his own roots and memories not unlike E. A. Robinson s Tilbury Town or Faulkner s Yoknapatawpha County Manning celebrates and echoes the voices and lives of his beloved hill people.  See more details below

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Welcome to Fog Town Holler, Pulitzer Prize finalist Maurice Manning s glorious rendering of a landscape not unlike his native Kentucky. Conjuring this mythical place from his own roots and memories not unlike E. A. Robinson s Tilbury Town or Faulkner s Yoknapatawpha County Manning celebrates and echoes the voices and lives of his beloved hill people.

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"[Manning is] the literary guardian of a way of life he feels is vanishing from small-town Kentucky and America... [“The Gone and the Going Away”] maintains his fidelity to rural themes, recapturing a lost world for readers to remember and preserve....Although Manning has been lauded throughout the country for his work — garnering accolades from some of the major poets of our time, like W.S. Merwin, in addition to the numerous awards he has received — he has found his place in this literary life, wearing it now as effortlessly as the patterned chambray shirts he favors. He is a man of the people, intent on bringing poetry and scenes of rural beauty to them, words of the past, but also the present — the poetry of preservation, of all of us."—Jason Howard, Leo Weekly
"I'm no smarty-pants about poetry, but I do like words and I like good folks. It took just two lines into the opening poem in Maurice Manning's collection called The Gone and the Going Away, and I knew I was headed for some good words about interesting folks. . .This collection is a world I expect to dip into regularly."—Julie Isgrigg, Indie Fresh Press

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780547939957
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
04/23/2013
Pages:
95
Sales rank:
615,618
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 5.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

MAURICE MANNING is the author of four previous books of poems. His last book, The Common Man, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. A winner of the Yale Younger Poets Prize and a Guggenheim Fellowship, he teaches at Transylvania University in Lexington, Kentucky.

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