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The Handbook of Heartbreak: 101 Poems of Lost Love and Sorrow
Collected by U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky, this unique volume brings together works from poets jilted in the sixteenth century to those struggling with heartache today -- including William Shakespeare, Sylvia Plath, Wallace Stevens, Frank O'Hara, Langston Hughes, Emily Dickinson, and Louise Gluck. The Handbook of Heartbreak is a must for anyone who has ever loved -- an ...more
Hardcover, 158 pages
Published September 16th 1998 by William Morrow & Company
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Feb 27, 2015 Jared Della Rocca rated it 3 of 5 stars
A gorgeous book of collected poems on heartbreak. Poets from all time periods represented giving you verse in a variety of styles and yet all on one topic. Guaranteed to find at least one in there that will speak to you specifically.
Completely forgot I read this! This was good. The computer geek character in the japanese movie "Train Man" said a line which best sums this one up. "This is the most refreshing depression I've ever had!!" Worth searching for when you need a good wallowing!
Robert Pinsky is an American poet, essayist, literary critic, and translator. From 1997 to 2000, he served as Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress. Pinsky is the author of nineteen books, most of which are collections of his own poetry. His published work also includes critically acclaimed translations, including The Inferno of Dante Alighieri and The Separate Notebooks by ...moreMore about Robert Pinsky...