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The Resource The Book of Delights

The Book of Delights

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The Book of Delights
Title
The Book of Delights
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Summary
The New York Times bestselling book of essays celebrating ordinary delights in the world around us by one America's most original and observant writers, award-winning poet Ross Gay. As Heard on NPR's This American Life“Ross Gay’s eye lands upon wonder at every turn, bolstering my belief in the countless small miracles that surround us.” —Tracy K. Smith, Pulitzer Prize winner and U.S. Poet Laureate The winner of the NBCC Award for Poetry offers up a spirited collection of short lyrical essays, written daily over a tumultuous year, reminding us of the purpose and pleasure of praising, extolling, and celebrating ordinary wonders. In The Book of Delights, one of today’s most original literary voices offers up a genre-defying volume of lyric essays written over one tumultuous year. The first nonfiction book from award-winning poet Ross Gay is a record of the small joys we often overlook in our busy lives. Among Gay’s funny, poetic, philosophical delights: a friend’s unabashed use of air quotes, cradling a tomato seedling aboard an airplane, the silent nod of acknowledgment between the only two black people in a room. But Gay never dismisses the complexities, even the terrors, of living in America as a black man or the ecological and psychic violence of our consumer culture or the loss of those he loves. More than anything other subject, though, Gay celebrates the beauty of the natural world—his garden, the flowers peeking out of the sidewalk, the hypnotic movements of a praying mantis.The Book of Delights is about our shared bonds, and the rewards that come from a life closely observed. These remarkable pieces serve as a powerful and necessary reminder that we can, and should, stake out a space in our lives for delight
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Gay, Ross
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dictionaries
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  • Biography & Autobiography
  • African American Nonfiction
  • Literary Criticism
  • Nonfiction
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The Book of Delights
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Publication
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OVERDRIVE:589d6bd4-3009-49ae-8bf0-537fceb09709
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781616208905
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Book of Delights
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:589d6bd4-3009-49ae-8bf0-537fceb09709
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781616208905
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

    • Charleston County Public Library - MainBorrow it
      68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC, 29401, US
      32.7883294 -79.9309573
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