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By Galway Kinnell

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Black Light is a voyage of discovery and transformation. Set in Iran, it tells the tale of Jamshid, a quiet uncomplicated carpet mender, who someday without notice commits a homicide and is compelled to escape. With this violent act his previous lifestyles ends and an odd new lifestyles begins.

Galway Kinnell combines his reward for targeted imagery with a storyteller's ability during this trip around the Iranian desert—away from the delicate self-righteous virtues of followed ethical culture, into the illness and sexual confusion of agonizing self-knowledge.

First released in 1966 by way of Houghton Mifflin, this greatly revised paperback version of Black Light brings a wonderful novel again into print

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Arnold and his brother-in-law and Liverpool host, T. W. Cropper, set off for an evening walk and-apparently recalling easy feats of his youth-Arnold jumped over a low railing near the house (he did not at first succeed). The next day he and Mrs. Arnold walked to a tram stop to go to the docks; just as they reached the stop, he collapsed and died instantly. This version was confirmed by the evidence given by W. S. , August 28, 1969 ) . 19 LIFE the two brothers combined much of their father's earnestness with attractive independence of their own.

Arnold and his brother-in-law and Liverpool host, T. W. Cropper, set off for an evening walk and-apparently recalling easy feats of his youth-Arnold jumped over a low railing near the house (he did not at first succeed). The next day he and Mrs. Arnold walked to a tram stop to go to the docks; just as they reached the stop, he collapsed and died instantly. This version was confirmed by the evidence given by W. S. , August 28, 1969 ) . 19 LIFE the two brothers combined much of their father's earnestness with attractive independence of their own.

Modem readers and critics have been given to dismissing these books as a waste of effort or worse, but in their own age and later a multitude of people were soberly grateful for Arnold's endeavor to "guard the fire within" from being smothered by what now seemed impossible beliefs. In the next few years Arnold's lectures and essays were devoted mainly to politics and literature. Two collections were Mixed Essays ( 1879) and Irish Essays and Others ( 1882). Among the more important things of this period were Equality ( 1878), Ecce, C onvertimur ad Gentes ( 1879), an address which also stressed social reform, and The Future of Liberalism ( 188o); The Study of Poetry and essays on Gray and Keats, Wordsworth and Byron (written for anthologies), which, with pieces on Milton, Shelley, Amiel, and Tolstoy, were collected in the second series of Essays in Criticism, published posthumously in 1888.

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