Inside the Halo and Beyond by Maxine Kumin
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Inside the Halo and Beyond
By Maxine Kumin

Inside the Halo and Beyond

The Anatomy of a Recovery

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Inside the Halo and Beyond by Maxine Kumin

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In July 1998, when Maxine Kumin's horse bolted at a carriage-driving clinic, she was not expected to live. Yet, less than a year later, her progress pronounced a miracle by her doctors, she was at work on this journal of her astonishing recovery. She tells of her time "inside the halo," the near-medieval device that kept her head immobile during weeks of intensive care and rehabilitation, of the lasting "rehab" friendships, and of the loving family who always believed she would heal. "[S]he resonates wisdom while announcing a triumph of body and soul."-Anne Roiphe, New York Times Book Review "Maxine Kumin brings the sensitivity and imagination of a poet to her extraordinary ordeal."-Richard Selzer, author of Mortal Lessons: Notes on the Art of Surgery "From a singular experience she has created a lesson that is universal, which, it seems to me, is the essence of being a poet."-Abraham Verghese, author of The Tennis Partner

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780393322613
ISBN-10: 0393322610
Format: Paperback
(180mm x 142mm x 15mm)
Pages: 208
Imprint: WW Norton & Co
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Publish Date: 29-Oct-2001
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Maxine Kumin

Maxine Kumin (1925-2014), a former U.S. poet laureate, was the author of nineteen poetry collections as well as numerous works of fiction and nonfiction. Her awards included the Pulitzer Prize, the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize, the Aiken Taylor Award, the Poet's Prize, and the Harvard Arts and Robert Frost medals.

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