The Complete Perfectionist
A Poetics of Work
Distributed for Swan Isle Press
Few have written more memorably about the work of poetry and the poetics of work than Juan Ramón Jiménez, winner of a Nobel Prize and discerning teacher of an entire generation of Spanish poets. In this series of aphorisms, Jiménez brings together the elements of perfect work, both in writing and in other realms. Among these elements—the wellsprings of any kind of creation—are instinct and inspiration, memory and forgetting, silence and noise, love and regret.
"Maurer has fashioned a gem of a book, a fertile source of insights for perfection-seekers in many fields."—Publishers Weekly
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