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77 Love Sonnets

77 Love Sonnets

Written by Garrison Keillor

Narrated by Garrison Keillor


77 Love Sonnets

Written by Garrison Keillor

Narrated by Garrison Keillor

ratings:
2.5/5 (3 ratings)
Length:
1 hour
Released:
Jun 17, 2009
ISBN:
9781598877724
Format:
Audiobook

Description

“When I was 16, Helen Fleischman assigned me to memorize Shakespeare’s Sonnet No. 29, ‘When in disgrace with fortune and men’s eyes, I all alone beweep my outcast state’ for English class, and fifty years later, that poem is still in my head. Algebra got washed away, and geometry and most of biology, but those lines about the redemptive power of love in the face of shame are still here behind my eyeballs, more permanent than my own teeth. The sonnet is a durable good. These 77 of mine include sonnets of praise, some erotic, some lamentations, some street sonnets and a 12-sonnet cycle of months. If anything here offends, I beg your pardon. I come in peace, I depart in gratitude.”—Garrison Keillor

Features music by Rich Dworsky.

Please note content contains adult themes.
Released:
Jun 17, 2009
ISBN:
9781598877724
Format:
Audiobook

About the author

Garrison Keillor, born in Anoka, Minnesota, in 1942, is an essayist, columnist, blogger, and writer of sonnets, songs, and limericks, whose novel Pontoon the New York Times said was “a tough-minded book . . . full of wistfulness and futility yet somehow spangled with hope”—no easy matter, especially the spangling. Garrison Keillor wrote and hosted the radio show A Prairie Home Companion for more than forty years, all thanks to kind aunts and good teachers and a very high threshold of boredom. In his retirement, he’s written a memoir and a novel. He and his wife, Jenny Lind Nilsson, live in Minneapolis and New York.


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