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On Purpose

On Purpose

by Nick Laird


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On Purpose examines the often brutal arena of human relations. Informed by both wit and a melancholic undercurrent, the book thoughtfully provokes concepts of happiness and sadness, of warring and reparation. The volume concludes with an affecting sequence about a marriage, inspired by that most influential of military treatises, The Art of War.

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ISBN-13: 9780393338263
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 07/05/2010
Pages: 80
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

Nick Laird’s work has garnered multiple awards including the Eric Gregory Prize, the Somerset Maugham Award, and a Guggenheim fellowship. Feel Free was shortlisted for the T. S. Eliot Prize. Laird is a writer-in-residence at NYU and Chair of Creative Writing (poetry) at Queen's University, Belfast. He lives in New York and Ireland.

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