White Apples and the Taste of Stone

White Apples and the Taste of Stone

Spanning the entire career of the celebrated American poet, a collection of 226 works represents sixty years of poetic endeavor, including recent poems that appeared in The New Yorker, as well as verses from Without and a CD containing ...

Author: Donald Hall

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0618919996

Category: Poetry

Page: 431

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Spanning the entire career of the celebrated American poet, a collection of 226 works represents sixty years of poetic endeavor, including recent poems that appeared in The New Yorker, as well as verses from Without and a CD containing readings by the author. Reprint.
Categories: Poetry

White Apples and the Taste of Stone

White Apples and the Taste of Stone

... 3 Park Avenue, 19th Floor, New York, New York 10016. hmhbooks.com Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Hall, Donald, 1928–White apples and the taste of stone : selected poems, 1946—2006 / Donald Hall. p. cm.

Author: Donald Hall

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780547348780

Category: Poetry

Page: 452

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This retrospective collection of verse from the former US poet laureate and National Medal of Arts winner spans six decades of celebrated work. Throughout his writing life Donald Hall has garnered numerous accolades and honors, culminating in 2006 with his appointment as poet laureate of the United States. White Apples and the Taste of Stone collects more than two hundred poems from across sixty years of Hall’s celebrated career, and includes poems published in The New Yorker, the American Poetry Review, and the New York Times. Those who have come to love Donald Hall's poetry will welcome this vital and important addition to his body of work. For the uninitiated it is a spectacular introduction to this critically acclaimed and admired poet.
Categories: Poetry

Old and New Poems

Old and New Poems

WHITE APPLES when my father had been dead a week I woke with his voice in my ear I sat up in bed and held my breath and stared at the pale closed door white apples and the taste of stone if he called again I would put on my coat and ...

Author: Donald Hall

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0899199542

Category: Poetry

Page: 244

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Gathers poems from each period of Hall's career, including "The One Day," the long poem that won the National Book Critics Circle Award
Categories: Poetry

The Selected Poems of Donald Hall

The Selected Poems of Donald Hall

White. Apples. when my father had been dead a week I woke with his voice in my ear I sat up in bed and held my breath and stared at the pale closed door white apples and the taste of stone if he called again I would put on my coat and ...

Author: Donald Hall

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780544555617

Category: Poetry

Page: 160

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The former U.S. poet laureate presents the essential work from across his long and celebrated career in this sweeping collection. For decades, Donald Hall produced a body of work that established him as one of America’s most significant—and beloved—poets of his generation. Celebrated for his plainspoken yet evocative imagery and his stirring explorations of bucolic life, Hall won numerous awards, including the Robert Frost Medal, the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize, and the National Medal of Arts. When Hall reached his eighties, his health began to decline, and he announced that the ability to write poems has “abandoned” him. Looking back over his astonishingly rich body of work, Hall hand-picked his finest and most memorable poems for this final, concise, and essential volume.
Categories: Poetry

Garnet Poems

Garnet Poems

Donald Hall: “Christmas Eve in Whitneyville,” “White Apples,” “1943,” and “Kicking the Leaves” from White Apples and the Taste of Stone: Selected Poems, 1946–2006 by Donald Hall. Copyright © 2006 by Donald Hall.

Author: Dennis Barone

Publisher: Wesleyan University Press

ISBN: 9780819573100

Category: Poetry

Page: 296

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Connecticut may be a small state, but it is large indeed in its contribution to the nation’s literature. Garnet Poems features forty-two poets whose work has a strong connection to Connecticut. The first major anthology of Connecticut poetry to appear since the mid-nineteenth century, it includes the work of such notable poets as Wallace Stevens, Lydia Sigourney, Mark Van Doren, Richard Wilbur, Susan Howe, and Elizabeth Alexander. Distinguished writer-scholar Dennis Barone has supplemented the poems with an editor’s preface, notes that illuminate the poet’s (or poem's) relation to the state, and informative biographies. The book also features a foreword by Dick Allen, the current Connecticut state poet laureate.
Categories: Poetry

Poets on Paintings

Poets on Paintings

... White Apples and the Taste of Stone: Selected Poems 1946–2006 (New York: Houghton Mifflin, 2006), 21–2 Hall, Donald, Marat's Death Edvard Munch, The Death ofMarat Source: Donald Hall, White Apples and the Taste of Stone: Selected ...

Author: Robert D. Denham

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786456581

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 341

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Ekphrasis, the description of pictorial art in words, is the subject of this bibliography. More specifically, some 2500 poems on paintings are catalogued, by type of publication in which they appear and by poet. Also included are 2000 entries on the secondary literature of ekphrasis, including works on sculpture, music, photography, film, and mixed media.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Back Chamber

The Back Chamber

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt www.hmhbooks.com “His reliance on simple, concrete diction and the no-nonsense se-. Jacket design: Michaela Sullivan Jacket photograph: Linda Kunhardt Praise for White Apples and the Taste of Stone. Back Flap.

Author: Donald Hall

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780547645858

Category: Poetry

Page: 82

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A full-length volume by the National Book Critics Circle Award-winning former U.S. poet laureate explores the evocative, iconic objects of deep memory while meditating on time and morality, in a collection that also revisits his familiar subjects of baseball, the family farm and relationships.
Categories: Poetry

The Poem I Turn to

The Poem I Turn to

Sunny Dooley, “White Shell Ever-Changing Woman.” Reprinted by permission. ... Reprinted with the permission of Broadside Press Donald Hall, “My Son, My Executioner” from White Apples and the Taste of Stone: Selected Poems 1946-2006.

Author: Jason Shinder

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 9781402205026

Category: Poetry

Page: 227

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Movies and poetry have been intertwined since the dawn of cinema. Poets have written about movies, and movie actors have written and been inspired by poetry. Selected by 42 acclaimed entertainers, The Poem I Turn To includes selections from Pulitizer Prize winners and Poets Laureate, as well as inspiring contemporary poets. Listen to compelling readings on the CD and read the actors'thoughts describing how poetry has affected their lives. *HEAR 30 poems on one audio CD, including: * Adam Arkin reading Theodore Roethke's The Waking * John Landis reading Mark Twain's The War Prayer * Lili Taylor reading Robert Frost's The Road Not Taken * Stacy Keach reading Shakespeare And Many More
Categories: Poetry

Wendell Berry

Wendell Berry

DONALD HALL has published fifteen books of poetry, most recently a volume of selected poems entitled White Apples and the Taste of Stone. He is poet laureate of the United States. STANLEY HAUERWAS is the Rowe Professor of Theological ...

Author: Jason Peters

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 9780813192574

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

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A portrait of one of America's most profound and honest thinkers, this book combines biographical sketches, personal accounts, literary criticism, and social commentary to illuminate Berry as he is: a complex man of place and community with a depth of domestic, intellectual, filial, and fraternal attributes.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

1 000 Books to Read Before You Die

1 000 Books to Read Before You Die

As Hall grows up, his attentions to farm life Also By: Poetry: White Apples and the Taste of Stone: are shadowed by his grandparents' mortality, and by the slow but sure vanishing of the cus- toms and the ...

Author: James Mustich

Publisher: Workman Publishing

ISBN: 9781523505128

Category: Reference

Page: 960

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“The ultimate literary bucket list.” —The Washington Post “If there’s a heaven just for readers, this is it.” —O, The Oprah Magazine Celebrate the pleasure of reading and the thrill of discovering new titles in an extraordinary book that’s as compulsively readable, entertaining, surprising, and enlightening as the 1,000-plus titles it recommends. Covering fiction, poetry, science and science fiction, memoir, travel writing, biography, children’s books, history, and more, 1,000 Books to Read Before You Die ranges across cultures and through time to offer an eclectic collection of works that each deserve to come with the recommendation, You have to read this. But it’s not a proscriptive list of the “great works”—rather, it’s a celebration of the glorious mosaic that is our literary heritage. Flip it open to any page and be transfixed by a fresh take on a very favorite book. Or come across a title you always meant to read and never got around to. Or, like browsing in the best kind of bookshop, stumble on a completely unknown author and work, and feel that tingle of discovery. There are classics, of course, and unexpected treasures, too. Lists to help pick and choose, like Offbeat Escapes, or A Long Climb, but What a View. And its alphabetical arrangement by author assures that surprises await on almost every turn of the page, with Cormac McCarthy and The Road next to Robert McCloskey and Make Way for Ducklings, Alice Walker next to Izaac Walton. There are nuts and bolts, too—best editions to read, other books by the author, “if you like this, you’ll like that” recommendations , and an interesting endnote of adaptations where appropriate. Add it all up, and in fact there are more than six thousand titles by nearly four thousand authors mentioned—a life-changing list for a lifetime of reading. “948 pages later, you still want more!” —THE WASHINGTON POST
Categories: Reference

Culture and Customs of the United States Culture

Culture and Customs of the United States  Culture

His newest book , White Apples and the Taste of Stone : Selected Poems 1946-2006 , was a best seller most of the year in 2006. As the title states , this book presents the greater part of his entire career as a poet .

Author: Benjamin F. Shearer

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313338779

Category: United States

Page: 408

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American life and culture is truly unique in that it was born from many other cultures around the world. When immigrants migrated to the Land of Opportunity, they brought with them pieces of their own heritage: foods, religions, holidays, festivals, music, and art, just to name a few. Through time, these customs have developed into what we now know as American life. Explore how even within the US, various cultures and customs differ from New England to the Midwest to the Pacific. Discover how many religions are practiced all over the country, and how each sect differs in its celebration. Learn how gender plays an important role in American society, and how things have changed and progressed in the past century. Readers will learn about American holidays-religious, federal, and even those fabricated by Hallmark and television Sports, leisure activities, and fashion also play a major role in American culture, as discussed in this all-encompassing work. Discover how American cuisine has evolved from other cultures, such as Italian, Greek, Mexican, Chinese, Indian, and West Africa, and how each region has its own indigenous dishes, including New England clam chowder, Southern jambalaya, and Mid-western lutefisk. Contemporary and classic literature is also discussed, along with the evolution of poetry. Readers will learn about the development of mass media, as well as the growth of cinema and films from the first silent film to today's popular blockbuster trilogy Pirates of the Caribbean. Music and dance are also discussed in detail, covering the New York Philharmonic to Woodstock. Contemporary art and architecture is discussed as well as types of housing across all the regions of theU.S. This unique two-volume addition to the Culture and Customs of the World series gives high school students, both national and international, the chance to examine the United States from the outside in. The mosaic of American culture comes to life in this expansive yet detailed study of what makes the United States a complex blend of customs and traditions. Each volume in this comprehensive two-volume study offers chapters that detail how American life was born and how it has grown, covering the history of customs as well as how traditions are now celebrated in New England, the South, the Midwest, the Pacific Northwest, and the Southwest, as well as Alaska and Hawaii. Narrative chapters include the following: Volume 1: Customs and Society BLThe Land, the People, the Past, the Present BLRelgion and Thought BLGender, Marriage, Family, and Education BLHolidays and Leisure Volume 2: Culture BLCuisine and Fashion BLLiterature BLMedia and Cinema BLPerforming Arts BLArt, Architecture, and Housing
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Borderline Exegesis

Borderline Exegesis

White Apples and the Taste of Stone: Selected Poems, 1946–2006. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2006. ———. Without. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1998. Hartin, Patrick J. James. Edited by Daniel J. Harrington, S.J. Sacra Pagina 14.

Author: Leif E. Vaage

Publisher: Penn State University Press

ISBN: 9780271063874

Category: Religion

Page: 216

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In Borderline Exegesis, Leif Vaage presents an alternative approach to biblical interpretation, or exegesis—an approach that bends the boundaries of the traditional North American methodology to analyze the meaning of biblical texts for a wider audience. To accomplish this, Vaage engages in a practice he calls “borderline exegesis.” Adapting anthropological notions of borderlands, borderline exegesis writes biblical scholarship peripherally, unearthing the Bible’s textual and discursive borderlands and allowing biblical texts to be at play with the utopian imagination. The book’s main chapters comprise four case studies that engage in a “divergent reading” of the book of Job, the Gospel of Matthew, the Epistle of James, and the book of Revelation. Informed by the author’s time in war-torn Peru, these chapters take on themes that the poor and disenfranchised have historically claimed—themes of social justice, the legitimacy (or lack thereof) of prevailing social practices, and, most importantly, utopian demand for another possible world. The chapters are held together by the presentation of a greater theoretical framework that provides reflection on the exegetical practices within and confronts biblical scholars with important questions about the aims of the work they do. Taken as a whole, Borderline Exegesis seeks to disclose what the professional practice of textual interpretation might become if we refuse the conventional distances between academic practice and lived experience.
Categories: Religion

The Zoo of the New

The Zoo of the New

DONALD HALL: 'Affirmation' from White Apples and the Taste of Stone: Selected Poems 1946–2006 (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2006), reprinted by permission of the publisher. All rights reserved. TONY HARRISON: 'Book Ends' and 'Timer' from ...

Author: Don Paterson

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780718199616

Category: Poetry

Page: 464

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'So open it anywhere, then anywhere, then anywhere again. We're sure it won't be long before you find a poem that brings you smack into the newness and strangeness of the living present, just as it did us' (from the Introduction) In The Zoo of the New, poets Don Paterson and Nick Laird have cast a fresh eye over more than five centuries of verse, from the English language and beyond. Above all, they have sought poetry that retains, in one way or another, a powerful timelessness: words with the thrilling capacity to make the time and place in which they were written, however distant and however foreign they may be, feel utterly here and now in the 21st Century. This book is the condensed result of that search. It stretches as far back as Sappho and as far forward as the recent award-winning work of Denise Riley, taking in poets as varied as Thomas Wyatt, William Shakespeare, T. S. Eliot, Frank O'Hara, Sylvia Plath and Gwendolyn Brooks along the way. Here, the mournful rubs shoulders with the celebratory; the skulduggerous and the foolish with the highfalutin; and tales of love, loss and war with a menagerie of animals and objects, from bee boxes to rubber boots, a suit of armour and a microscope. Teeming with old favourites and surprising discoveries, this lovingly selected compendium is sure to win lifelong readers.
Categories: Poetry

The Oxford Companion to Modern Poetry in English

The Oxford Companion to Modern Poetry in English

... and White Apples and the Taste of Stone: Poems 1946–2006 (2006—both Houghton). ne Hall, J. C. (John Clive) (1920–2011) Born in London and educated at Leighton Park School, Reading, and Oxford. While at Oxford, Hall was an editor of ...

Author: Jeremy Noel-Tod

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199640256

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 705

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Provides over 1,700 biographies of influential poets writing in English from 1910 to the present day, exploring the influences, inspirations, and movements that have shaped their works and lives.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Be Always Converting be Always Converted

Be Always Converting  be Always Converted

Dan Chiasson , " The View from Eagle Pond Farm , " review of Donald Hall's White Apples and the Taste of Stone : Selected Poems , 1946-2006 ( Boston : Houghton Mifflin , 2006 ) , New York Times Book Review , July 9 , 2006 , 12 . 51.

Author: Rob Wilson

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674033434

Category: Religion

Page: 325

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Wilson's reconceptualization of the American project of conversion begins with the story of Henry 'Ōpūkaha'ia, the first Hawaiian convert to Christianity, torn from his Native Pacific homeland and transplanted to New England. Wilson argues that 'Ōpūkaha'ia's conversion is both remarkable and prototypically American.
Categories: Religion

Archaeologies of an Uncertain Future

Archaeologies of an Uncertain Future

The excerpt from “Without,” from White Apples and the Taste of Stone: Selected Poems, 1946–2006 by Donald Hall, copyright © 2006 by Donald Hall, is reprinted by permission of Houghton Miffin Company. All rights reserved.

Author: Karen S. McPherson

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 9780773560222

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 330

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In Archaeologies of an Uncertain Future, McPherson explores the memory work, alternative historiographies, and feminist aesthetics by which women writers revisit the past and reimagine the future. Grounded within critical discourses across many discplines, McPherson's analysis engages contemporary discussions about autobiographical genres, post-modern historiographies, memoirs, and literary genealogies.
Categories: Literary Collections

A Carnival of Losses

A Carnival of Losses

is reprinted by permission from Light and Shade (Coffee House Press, 2006). Copyright © 2006 by Tom Clark. “My Son My Executioner,” “Ox-Cart Man,” and “Weeds and Peonies” from White Apples and the Taste of Stone: Selected Poems, ...

Author: Donald Hall

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9781328826312

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

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Former poet laureate of the United States Donald Hall’s final collection of essays, from the vantage point of very old age, once again “alternately lyrical and laugh‐out‐loud funny.”* *(New York Times) “Why should a nonagenarian hold anything back?” Donald Hall answers his own question in these self-knowing, fierce, and funny essays on aging, the pleasures of solitude, and the sometimes astonishing freedoms arising from both. Nearing ninety at the time of writing, he intersperses memories of exuberant days in his youth, with uncensored tales of literary friendships spanning decades—with James Wright, Richard Wilbur, Seamus Heaney, and other luminaries. Cementing his place alongside Roger Angell and Joan Didion as a generous and profound chronicler of loss, this final work is as original and searing as anything Hall wrote during his extraordinary literary lifetime.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Essays After Eighty

Essays After Eighty

... Poems The Museum of Clear Ideas The Old Life Without The Painted Bed White Apples and the Taste of Stone The Back Chamber prose String Too Short to Be Saved Henry Moore Remembering Poets Dock Ellis in the Country of Baseball Fathers ...

Author: Donald Hall

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780544287044

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 134

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From a former Poet Laureate, a new collection of essays delivering a gloriously unexpected view from the vantage point of very old age Donald Hall has lived a remarkable life of letters, a career capped by a National Medal of the Arts, awarded by the president. Now, in the “unknown, unanticipated galaxy” of very old age, he is writing searching essays that startle, move, and delight. In the transgressive and horrifyingly funny “No Smoking,” he looks back over his lifetime, and several of his ancestors’ lifetimes, of smoking unfiltered cigarettes, packs of them every day. Hall paints his past: “Decades followed each other — thirty was terrifying, forty I never noticed because I was drunk, fifty was best with a total change of life, sixty extended the bliss of fifty . . .” And, poignantly, often joyfully, he limns his present: “When I turned eighty and rubbed testosterone on my chest, my beard roared like a lion and gained four inches.” Most memorably, Hall writes about his enduring love affair with his ancestral Eagle Pond Farm and with the writing life that sustains him, every day: “Yesterday my first nap was at 9:30 a.m., but when I awoke I wrote again.”
Categories: Literary Collections