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The Father of the Predicaments (Paperback)

P&S History > Humanities > Poetry

Imprint: Wesleyan University Press
Pages: 86
ISBN: 9780819565068
Published: 29th November 2001
Casemate UK Academic

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Available now in paperback, The Father of the Predicaments is Heather McHugh's first book since Hinge & Sign was selected as a National Book Award finalist and chosen a Best Book of the Year by the New York Times and Publishers Weekly. In this witty and deeply felt collection, McHugh takes her cue from Aristotle, who wrote that "the father of the predicaments is being." For McHugh, being is intimately, though perhaps not ultimately, bound to language, and these poems cut to the quick, delivering their revelations with awesome precision

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