Some Necessary Angels
Essays on Writing and Politics
By Jay Parini
Columbia University Press, Hardcover, 9780231110709, 288pp.
Publication Date: January 1998
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Distinguished poet and novelist Jay Parini presents some of his best essays--both classic and unpublished works--on topics ranging from baseball to Frost and Emerson to the culture of creative writing. For aspiring writers, "Some Necessary Angels" is an illuminating glimpse into the workshop of a distinguished novelist and critic. For readers who share Parini's love of language, it is an invigorating expression of faith.