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The delicacy and strength of lace: letters between Leslie Marmon Silko & James Wright

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This moving, eighteen-month exchange of correspondence chronicles the friendship-through-the-mail of two extraordinary writers. Leslie Marmon Silko is a poet and novelist. James Wright won the Pulitzer Prize in 1972 for his Collected Poems. They met only twice. First, briefly, in 1975, at a writers conference in Michigan. Their correspondence began three years later, after Wright wrote to Silko praising her book Ceremony. The letters begin formally, and then each writer gradually opens to the other, venturing to share his or her life, work and struggles. The second meeting between the two writers came in a hospital room, as James Wright lay dying of cancer. The New York Times wrote something of Wright that applies to both writers-- of qualities that this exchange of letters makes evident. "Our age desperately needs his vision of brotherly love, his transcendent sense of nature, the clarity of his courageous voice."
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full_title delicacy and strength of lace letters between leslie marmon silko and james wright
author silko leslie marmon
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auth_author2 Wright, James, 1927-1980.
author Silko, Leslie Marmon, 1948-
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subject_facet Authors, American -- 20th century -- Correspondence, Silko, Leslie Marmon, -- 1948- -- Correspondence, Wright, James, -- 1927-1980 -- Correspondence
title_display The delicacy and strength of lace : letters between Leslie Marmon Silko & James Wright
title_full The delicacy and strength of lace : letters between Leslie Marmon Silko & James Wright / edited and with an introduction by Anne Wright
title_short The delicacy and strength of lace :
title_sub letters between Leslie Marmon Silko & James Wright
topic_facet Authors, American, Silko, Leslie Marmon, Wright, James