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Praeder's Letters: A Novel in Verse

Praeder's Letters: A Novel in Verse

  • Title: Praeder's Letters: A Novel in Verse
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  • ISBN : 9781889330792
  • Format : Paperback
  • Language : English
  • Page : 120 pages


Paul Praeder an immensely complex character with the bravado of a Hemingway hero, the literary erudition and despair of Berryman s Dream Songs persona, and the dark, self destructive magnetism of Conrad s Captain Kurtz is a new and disturbing addition to the pantheon of American literary characters His story unfolds over his 30 year correspondence with a young poet, and i Paul Praeder an immensely complex character with the bravado of a Hemingway hero, the literary erudition and despair of Berryman s Dream Songs persona, and the dark, self destructive magnetism of Conrad s Captain Kurtz is a new and disturbing addition to the pantheon of American literary characters His story unfolds over his 30 year correspondence with a young poet, and it is a story of lost moral compass, in which artistic integrity is traded for commercial success, and friendship and fidelity fall to lust and greed.James Baker Hall is currently the Poet Laureate of Kentucky


Author James Baker Hall

James Baker Hall was born in Lexington, Kentucky in 1935 He was raised in a southern family of means and social standing, only to have a family scandal turn tragic when he was eight years old This trauma, and its enduring consequence, would shape Hall s life work as an artist, which began when he took up photography at age eleven.Hall graduated from the University of Kentucky with a B.A in Engl




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