Against Consolation by Robert CordingAgainst Consolation by Robert Cording

Against Consolation

byRobert Cording

Paperback | September 1, 2001

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The title poem takes its name from a passage by Simone Weil, “We must not weep so that we may not be comforted.” But in this and other poems, Robert Cording offers a more hopeful vision of our ability to find consolation in the world we inhabit—a world endowed will offer endless spiritual possibilities, both in nature and within ourselves.
Robert Cording, a native of New Jersey and currently teaching at Holy Cross, Worcester, Massachusetts, has published over 300 poems in various literary magazines such as The New Yorker, American Scholar, Gettysburg Rcview, and Kenyon Review. In 1998, he was co-editor of an anthology of poems, essay and fiction on the Beatles. Awards ra...
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Title:Against ConsolationFormat:PaperbackDimensions:88 pages, 9.22 × 5.97 × 0.27 inPublished:September 1, 2001Publisher:Cavankerry PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0967885698

ISBN - 13:9780967885698

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“The skill with which Cording works, the subtle plainness and directness of his writing, opens the poems unconstrictedly to a wide range of emotions… sometimes registering experiences of unexpected joy.” - David Ferry