What Light Can Do: Essays on Art, Imagination, and the Natural World by Robert Hass
Universally lauded poet Robert Hass offers a stunning, wide-ranging collection of essays on art, imagination, and the natural world - with accompanying photos throughout.
He brilliantly discourses on many of his favourite topics - on writers ranging from Jack London to Wallace Stevens to Allen Ginsberg to Cormac McCarthy. A remarkable literary treasure that might best be described as “luminous.”
"Literature is the chief subject of these essays—the poetry of Stevens, the Epistle of John, Chekhov’s works—but often we are well into one of Hass’s seductive stories before realizing that it is becoming a study of some form of art." - New York Review of Books.
"Not for all readers, but prime in its class - literate, learned and wise criticism, with scarcely a breath of cynicism or disdain." - Kirkus Reviews