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Wresting the Grace of the World

by (author) Eva Tihanyi

Publisher
Black Moss Press
Initial publish date
Aug 2005
Category
Canadian
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780887534058
    Publish Date
    Aug 2005
    List Price
    $17.95

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The poems in Eva Tihanyi's fifth collection are about trying to find grace in the world of everyday life. The book is divided into three parts which work together to chronicle three aspects of the life journey. The first, "Sacred Disasters" is about the quest for a spiritual dimension (not to be confused with organized religion) and how the upheavals in relationships can hinder this quest but eventually aid it too. The second, "The Burrs of Paradise," is a 17-section long poem chronicling the disintegration of a marriage. The third, "The Persistence of Vision," uses photography as its central metaphor to explore the experience of erotic love. It is about the importance of being able to see clearly, the idea that sight is a very subjective thing.

About the author

Eva Tihanyi was born in Budapest, Hungary, in 1956 and came to Canada when she was six. She teaches at Niagara College in Welland, Ontario, and has lived in the Niagara Peninsula since 1989, currently in St. Catharines. She is the author of seven books of poetry and a collection of short stories, Truth and Other Fictions (Inanna 2009). She was the literary editor of Niagara Current magazine from 2002 to 2004; freelance fiction reviewer for the National Post (2002 to 2009) and Toronto Star (2000 to 2006); and first novels columnist for Books in Canada (1995 to 1999) (responsible for selecting short list for the Chapters/Books in Canada First Novel Award). Flying Under Water: Poems New and Selected is her eighth book. See her website .

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