What Light Can Do: Essays On Art, Imagination, And The Natural World

Paperback | July 30, 2013

byRobert Hass

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Universally lauded poet Robert Hass offers a stunning, wide-ranging collection of essays on art, imagination, and the natural world—with accompanying photos throughout.

What Light Can Do is a magnificent companion piece to the former U.S. Poet Laureate’s Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award-winning poetry collection, Time and Materials, as well as his earlier book of essays, the NBCC Award-winner Twentieth Century Pleasures. Haas brilliantly discourses on many of his favorite topics—on writers ranging from Jack London to Wallace Stevens to Allen Ginsberg to Cormac McCarthy; on California; and on the art of photography in several memorable pieces—in What Light Can Do, a remarkable literary treasure that might best be described as “luminous.”

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Universally lauded poet Robert Hass offers a stunning, wide-ranging collection of essays on art, imagination, and the natural world—with accompanying photos throughout.What Light Can Do is a magnificent companion piece to the former U.S. Poet Laureate’s Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award-winning poetry collection, Time and Material...

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An evocative and captivating collection of essays on writers, place, poetry, and photography—with accompanying photos throughout—from Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winner Robert HassRenowned for his magisterial verse, Robert Hass is also a brilliant essayist. The New York Times hailed him as a writer who "is so intelligent tha...

Robert Hass was born in San Francisco. His books of poetry includeThe Apple Trees at Olema(Ecco, 2010), Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winnerTime and Materials(Ecco, 2008),Sun Under Wood(Ecco, 1996),Human Wishes(1989),Praise(1979), andField Guide(1973), which was selected by Stanley Kunitz for the Yale Younger Poets Series. Has...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:496 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.24 inPublished:July 30, 2013Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0061923915

ISBN - 13:9780061923913

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“Drawn to compelling subjects that he makes his own, Hass writes prose every bit as zestful, penetrating, and sure-footed as his poetry. . . This powerful collection affirms Hass’ stature as a philosophically attentive observer, deep thinker, and writer who dazzles and rousts.”