The Book of Jon
By (author) Eleni Sikelianos
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Book of Jon by Eleni Sikelianos
Book DescriptionWith a seamless weave of letters, reminiscences, poems and journal entries, Sikelianos creates a loving portrait-and an unblinking indictment-of her father. Jon, a multitalented, eccentric visionary, emerges as a brilliant, charming, irresponsible, frustrating, and ultimately tragic hero. This is a saga of the rise and fall of family lines-a tale marked by bohemia, Greek poets, intellectuals, drugs and homelessness. It is the story of eccentrics and survivors, the strength of personal vision and the nature of addiction, and what it does to families. An exquisitely rendered exploration of the harrowing and motivating forces of family, history, and individual choices. Eleni Sikelianos' previous books include Earliest Worlds and the National Poetry Series winner The Monster Lives of Boys & Girls. She lives in Boulder, CO.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780872864368
(175mm x 114mm x 7mm)
Imprint: City Lights Books
Publisher: City Lights Books
Publish Date: 1-Nov-2004
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Eleni Sikelianos
Make Yourself Happy, Paperback / softback (February 2017)
What does it mean to nature for us to live in our heads, to destroy the world for our happiness?
You Animal Machine (the Golden Greek), Paperback (June 2014)
A memoir of Melena, five-times married, mother, burlesque dancer, and "the hardest-assed woman to ever eat wood and bite nails."
Loving Detail of the Living & the Dead, Paperback (April 2013)
Beautifully crafted poems that investigate the intersections of the living and the dead in stunningly simple language.
Body Clock, Paperback / softback (October 2008)» View all books by Eleni Sikelianos
An exquisite exploration of motherhood and the elastic nature of time.
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Author Biography - Eleni Sikelianos
Eleni Sikelianos is the winner of the 2002 National Poetry Series, a recipient of an NEA Fellowship, two Gertrude Stein Awards, and the James D. Phelan Award. She is the author of various poetry collections and her work has appeared in many magazines and journals. She is currently on the faculty of the Naropa Institute.
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