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My Bright Abyss

Christian Wiman

My Bright Abyss

Christian Wiman

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A passionate meditation on the consolations and disappointments of religion and poetry


Eight years ago, Christian Wiman, a well-known poet and the editor of Poetry magazine, wrote a now-famous essay about having faith in the face of death. My Bright Abyss, composed in the difficult years since and completed in the wake of a bone marrow transplant, is a moving meditation on what a viable contemporary faith-responsive not only to modern thought and science but also to religious tradition-might look like.
     Joyful, sorrowful, and beautifully written, My Bright Abyss is destined to become a spiritual classic, useful not only to believers but to anyone whose experience of life and art seems at times to overbrim its boundaries. How do we answer this "burn of being"? Wiman asks. What might it mean for our lives-and for our deaths-if we acknowledge the "insistent, persistent ghost" that some of us call God?



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A passionate meditation on the consolations and disappointments of religion and poetry


Eight years ago, Christian Wiman, a well-known poet and the editor of Poetry magazine, wrote a now-famous essay about having faith in the face of death. My Bright Abyss, composed in the difficult years since and completed in the wake of a bone marrow transplant, is a moving meditation on what a viable contemporary faith-responsive not only to modern thought and science but also to religious tradition-might look like.
     Joyful, sorrowful, and beautifully written, My Bright Abyss is destined to become a spiritual classic, useful not only to believers but to anyone whose experience of life and art seems at times to overbrim its boundaries. How do we answer this "burn of being"? Wiman asks. What might it mean for our lives-and for our deaths-if we acknowledge the "insistent, persistent ghost" that some of us call God?


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Christian Wiman

Christian Wiman was born and raised in West Texas. He is the editor of Poetry and the author of three collections of poems, Every Riven Thing, Hard Night, and The Long Home, and one collection of prose, Ambition and Survival: Becoming a Poet.

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  • Catalogue Code 390795
  • Product Code 9780374534370
  • ISBN 0374534373
  • EAN 9780374534370
  • Pages 192
  • Department General Books
  • Category Biography
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Farrar, Straus And Giroux
  • Publication Date Jun 2014
  • Sales Rank #47680
  • Dimensions 209 x 140 x 13 mm
  • Weight 0.170kg

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