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Dec 06, 2019 - 07:59 AM By Lee Upton

This is an inspiring book about writing and unusually a book that honors ambition Upton explores forces that threaten our ability to fulfill the most daring aspirations, and she examines ambition s adjuncts, including failure, boredom, and purity, offering a provocative antidote obsession In the process, Upton argues for a new perception of literary art as a gThis is an inspiring book about writing and unusually a book that honors ambition Upton explores forces that threaten our ability to fulfill the most daring aspirations, and she examines ambition s adjuncts, including failure, boredom, and purity, offering a provocative antidote obsession In the process, Upton argues for a new perception of literary art as a good secret at a time when our interior lives and our imaginations are under threat Novelist Brock Clarke says, This is a book about why literature matters and it s an example of why literature matters The best, most remarkable book from one of our best, most remarkable writers Best American Poetry series editor David Lehman says, this book sails across a Sargasso Sea of modern culture, docking at this port and that, pausing to comment on such landmarks as The Wizard of Oz, the poetry of Dickinson and Plath, the novels of Alberto Moravia and Ivy Compton Burnett, and the sight of Elizabeth Taylor emerging from her bathtub It s a grand voyage.
  • Title: Swallowing the Sea: On Writing & Ambition, Boredom, Purity & Secrecy
  • Author: Lee Upton
  • ISBN: 9781936797141
  • Page: 363
  • Format: Hardcover

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Loring Wirbel Dec 06, 2019 - 07:59 AM
Fans of Lee Upton's poetry already know she is an ascended master, both feet firmly anchored to the planet even as she shares visions to make any bodhisattva jealous. So it's no surprise to see her assembled essays on the ambitions of the writer be presented as a distilled series of stories and aphorisms, almost overwhelming in scope. The book has a very particular focus for a developing writer facing unique challenges, and thus warrants a high four rather than a perfect five stars, if only for [...]
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Sophie Dec 06, 2019 - 07:59 AM
I am a negative person. This is another book about the "love", the "mystery", the "magic", the challenge of writing. It was well written, but the topic wearies me. It sometimes took on the tone of a modestly successful writer looking down on others, a sort of down the nose tone that I noticed at times that made me feel slightly resentful. Maybe it's just me "practicing envy." Maybe I should read it again. "Then again, writers who don't write may find themselves practicing envy (that advance warn [...]
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Angel Dec 06, 2019 - 07:59 AM
I wanted to like this book more than I did. I can't think of how many book reviews I've seen that start this way, but it's true. Again. Swallowing the Sea's collection of essays is beautifully written and humorous, but at the end, I couldn't tell you why I read it or what I learned. It was a pretty piece of writing, but perhaps because I was stalled in my own writing, it didn't feel very inspiring (and maybe the lack of inspiration during a particularly uninspired phase is what dropped more star [...]
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Lindsay Dec 06, 2019 - 07:59 AM
Lee Upton's essays explore the sequence of emotions that torment every writer. It is more a book of writers' therapy by way of intelligent reflection than a book of advice for writers, which I found rather refreshing. Don't most of us prefer commiseration over being preached at? Upton's tone throughout is humorous and sympathetic and commonsensical. Swallowing the Sea is also full of fun literary references, so you always feel you are in good company.
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Story of Choice Dec 06, 2019 - 07:59 AM
I relished Lee Upton's honest and idiosyncratic Swallowing the Sea. Interdisciplinary references--science as likely as science fiction--are pervasive. I reread most passages several times, enjoying and mulling over Upton's plainspoken yet freshly rendered insights. This rich conversation for writers has earned valuable real estate in my permanent collection.
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Jessica Dec 06, 2019 - 07:59 AM
First couple of essays were only a three (and were more about showing off the author's erudition than about writing), but the last few essays were quite good, definitely a four. So the entire book is a 3.5. Let's be generous and round it up.
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Drew Dec 06, 2019 - 07:59 AM
Dense, tending toward academic, peppered with memorable insights and encouragements.
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Sheri Fresonke Harper Dec 06, 2019 - 07:59 AM
Interesting essays about unusual topics in the life of a writer--these focus on motivation, boredom, failure. One looks for the gems from the numerous writers the author mentions.
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Swallowing the Sea: On Writing & Ambition, Boredom, Purity & Secrecy By Lee Upton This is an inspiring book about writing and unusually a book that honors ambition Upton explores forces that threaten our ability to fulfill the most daring aspirations, and she examines ambition s adjuncts, including failure, boredom, and purity, offering a provocative antidote obsession In the process, Upton argues for a new perception of literary art as a gThis is an inspiring book about writing and unusually a book that honors ambition Upton explores forces that threaten our ability to fulfill the most daring aspirations, and she examines ambition s adjuncts, including failure, boredom, and purity, offering a provocative antidote obsession In the process, Upton argues for a new perception of literary art as a good secret at a time when our interior lives and our imaginations are under threat Novelist Brock Clarke says, This is a book about why literature matters and it s an example of why literature matters The best, most remarkable book from one of our best, most remarkable writers Best American Poetry series editor David Lehman says, this book sails across a Sargasso Sea of modern culture, docking at this port and that, pausing to comment on such landmarks as The Wizard of Oz, the poetry of Dickinson and Plath, the novels of Alberto Moravia and Ivy Compton Burnett, and the sight of Elizabeth Taylor emerging from her bathtub It s a grand voyage.

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