Halfway Down The Hall

Halfway Down The Hall

by Rachel Hadas

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Overview

Rachel Hadas brings an acute perception and a rich education to her exquisitely crafted poetry. As James Merrill wrote, Hadas's "honeyed words and bracing forms . . . over and over bring the mind to its senses." Rooted in the domestic and illuminated by Hadas's lifelong engagement with classics, the poems gathered here, many in traditional forms, draw out the relationships between life, love, time and art. This collection will be welcomed by all who love Hadas's strongly etched lines and passionate intelligence.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780819522511
Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
Publication date: 08/01/1998
Series: Wesleyan Poetry Series
Pages: 250
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.59(d)

About the Author

Rachel Hadas is Professor of English at Rutgers University. Her books include Indelible (2001), Living in Time (1990), Pass It On (1989), The Empty Bed (1995), A Son from Sleep (1987), and Slow Transparency (1983).

What People are Saying About This

J. D. McClatchy

“What a generous collection this is — a whole life, flesh and spirit, brought to light. Rachel Hadas has an uncanny eye, an unerring ear, urgent sympathies, and a rich imagination. This gathering is a book, not for the library but for the bedside table — to help explain the day and prepare for the night.”

From the Publisher

"Halfway Down the Hall is a remarkable achievement. The poems are urgent, contemplative, and finely wrought. In them, antiquity illuminates the present as Rachel Hadas finds in ordinary human acts 'what never was and what is eternal'." —Grace Schulman

"What a generous collection this is — a whole life, flesh and spirit, brought to light. Rachel Hadas has an uncanny eye, an unerring ear, urgent sympathies, and a rich imagination. This gathering is a book, not for the library but for the bedside table — to help explain the day and prepare for the night." —J. D. McClatchy

J.D. McClatchy

What a generous collection this is -- a whole life, flesh and spirit, brought to light. Hadas has an uncanny eye, an unerring ear, urgent sympathies, and a rich imagination. This gathering is a book, not for the library but for the bedside table -- to help explain the day and prepare for the night.

Grace Schulman

"Halfway Down the Hall is a remarkable achievement. The poems are urgent, contemplative, and finely wrought. In them, antiquity illuminates the present as Rachel Hadas finds in ordinary human acts 'what never was and what is eternal'."

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