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Black Veil A Memoir with Digressions

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ISBN-10: 0316739014

ISBN-13: 9780316739016

Edition: Reprint 

Authors: Rick Moody

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List price: $15.99
Publisher: Little Brown & Company
Publication date: 5/12/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 8.25" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Novelist Rick Moody was born in Fairfield, Connecticut in 1962. His works often demonstrate the concept that money makes no difference in the problems people face. His first novel, Garden State, won Pushcart's Tenth Annual Editor's Book Award. The Ice Storm (1994) was adapted into the 1997 film starring Kevin Kline and Sigourney Weaver. He was named one of Entertainment Weekly's top 100 creative people the same year. He has also won the Addison Metcalf Award and has received a Guggenheim Fellowship. He currently resides in Brooklyn, NY.

Preface
Children, with bright faces, tript merrily beside their parents, or mimicked a graver gait
The old people of the village came stooping along the street
The topic, it might be supposed, was obvious enough
Customers came in, as the forenoon advanced, but rather slowly
Stooping somewhat and looking on the ground, as is customary with abstracted men
The deep pause of flagging spirits, that always follows mirth and wine
In his case, however, the symbol had a different import
It takes off its face like a mask, and shows the grinning bare skeleton underneath
Mr. Hooper, face to face with his congregation, except for the black veil
If I had ever once been happy, methinks I could contentedly be shot to-day
If it be a sign of mourning, I, perhaps, like most other mortals, have sorrows dark enough
What is this world good for now that we can never be jolly anymore
I have suffered woefully from low spirits for some time past
Every work, by an artist of celebrity, is hidden behind a veil
Had her eyes provoked, or assented to this deed? She had not known it. But, alas!
A veil may sometimes be needful, but never a masque
There being a heavy rain yesterday, a nest of swallows was washed down the chimney
Hither coasters &c. and fishing smacks run in, when a storm is anticipated
So far as I am a man of really individual traits, I veil my face
"The Minister's Black Veil,"
Selected Bibliography
Acknowledgments
A Reading Group Guide