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Portrait of my body by Phillip Lopate

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Published by Anchor Books/Doubleday in New York .
Written in English


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StatementPhillip Lopate.
The Physical Object
Pagination325 p. :
Number of Pages325
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22372721M
ISBN 100385483775

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A book that will engage readers with its conversational eloquence, skeptical intelligence, candor, and mischief, "Portrait of My Body is a captivating work of literary nonfiction. About the Author Phillip Lopate is the author of the essay collections Against Joie de Vivre, Bachelorhood, and Portrait of My Body.   Portrait of My Body as a Crime I’m Still Committing was chosen as a finalist in the Gaudy Boy Poetry Book Prize by Singapore Unbound, & in the Broken River Prize by Platypus Press. This collection contains the poems “Guidebook for Wild Things Wishing to Be Tamed”, “Self-Diagnosis”, “Trigger”, “For H”, “But First 5/5(2). PORTRAIT OF MY BODY An Oxford Life in Books, offers a quick definition of poetry—“relates to language as music relates to noise. It is language made special”—before diving in to poetry’s vast history. In most chapters, the author deals with only a few writers, but as the narrative progresses, he finds himself forced to deal with. Portrait of My Body as a Crime I’m Still Committing was chosen as a finalist in the Gaudy Boy Poetry Book Prize by Singapore Unbound, & in the Broken River Prize by Platypus Press. You can talk about Portrait on social media using the hashtag #crimeimstillcommitting.

Additional Physical Format: Online version: Lopate, Phillip, Portrait of my body. New York: Anchor Books, (OCoLC) Material Type. PORTRAIT OF MY BODY AS A BOOK the book of my body begins from the end chapter 1 [epilogue]: glory. /i am everything/ God ordained/ before the beginning. chapter 2 [conclusion]: a body rests/ in the Lord yea, though the dust eats my flesh into itself, i will fear no. About Portrait of My Body. Phillip Lopate’s richest and most ambitious book yet–the final volume of a trilogy that began with Bachelorhood and Against Joie de Vivre—Portrait of My Body is a powerful memoir in the form of interconnected personal essays. One of America’s foremost essayists, who helped focus attention on the form in his acclaimed anthology The Art of the Personal Essay.   “Portrait of My Body,” by Phillip Lopate, appeared in MQR’s Fall issue. I am a man who tilts. When sitting, my head slants to the right; when walking, the upper part of my body reaches forward to catch a sneak preview of the street.