Devotion: A Memoir

Devotion: A Memoir

by Miriam Levine


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To Miriam Levine, “devotion” implies love and self-creation; to her mother’s generation, it meant martyrdom and self-denial. The domain of this memoir is the interval between those attitudes. Devotion is the expression of a sensibility that trusts the physical—a facet of women’s existence that is at once ennobling and primary, transcendent and spiritual. Affirming her deep connection to people, Levine draws from a rich expanse of memories, misgivings, epiphanies, and associations to tell of the adventures and dangers of her emergence as a woman writer.

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ISBN-13: 9780820339863
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
Publication date: 11/01/2012
Pages: 252
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

MIRIAM LEVINE is the author of four poetry collections, most recently The Dark Opens, winner of the 2007 Autumn House Poetry Prize. She is also the author of a novel, In Paterson, and A Guide to Writers’ Homes in New England.

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