Tuesday, July 09, 2013

News at Eleven: Even an abbreviated list of those splittings

and uprootings makes most people's lives look like models of constancy: separation from her family to work as a nurse during World War II, further separation to work and travel in Europe in the war's aftermath, a hasty marriage that took her to the United States, friendships and quarrels with other writers, divorce after 27 years of marriage, long estrangement from and finally reconciliation with her son, conversion to Catholicism in her later years.

from The Seattle Times: 'A Poet's Revolution': a new biography of Denise Levertov


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