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The Circle of Hanh A Memoir

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Edition:
Reprint
ISBN13:

9780802138057

ISBN10:
0802138055
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
4/16/2001
Publisher(s):
Grove Press

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What version or edition is this?
This is the Reprint edition with a publication date of 4/16/2001.
What is included with this book?
  • The New copy of this book will include any supplemental materials advertised. Please check the title of the book to determine if it should include any CDs, lab manuals, study guides, etc.

Summary

With all the breathtaking imagery and lyric fury that characterizes his acclaimed poetry, Bruce Weigl recounts his struggles in the aftermath of the Vietnam War, which tore his life apart and in return gave him his poetic voice. Upon his release from duty he turned to alcohol, drugs, and women, living for years in a confused purgatory until he discovered salvation in poetry and in the love of his wife and their son. Yet it was only through a harrowing journey back to Vietnam, to adopt his eight-year-old daughter, that Weigl was finally able to heal himself. Moving from childhood to the war to a final act of compassion and hope, The Circle of Hanh is a powerful re-creation of a deeply haunted life and, ultimately, a stunning work of redemption.

Author Biography

Bruce Weigl has written ten books of poetry, edited three collections of criticism, and translated or co-translated three books of poetry from the Vietnamese and one from the Romanian

Table of Contents

Prologue 1(8)
The River Where the Moon Falls
9(30)
Stories from the Hidden Book
39(20)
Wrestling Sharon
59(18)
Spike
77(10)
Sharon's October
87(18)
The Borderline
105(18)
Before and After
123(36)
The Circle of Hanh
159


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