• "He can fashion long, singing lines unafraid of the old elemental resonances of stars, roses, angels, the Latin mysteries of his Catholic childhood"

  • "His stately ruminations... mediate between the poles of innocent joy and ultimate disaster without tipping over in either direction"

  • "This thoughtful volume is neither too sentimental nor too clinical about death's role (and the author's) in our lives"

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