Kathleen NorrisPoetry, essay
Interviewed by: Angela Elam
Catalog Number: 20100625, 20101231
A forgotten word returns in the book ACEDIA & ME by writer Kathleen Norris. She examines acedia, a kind of emotional sloth, and weaves personal experiences with the feeling, which was once one of the �eight bad thoughts� that became the seven deadly sins.
Growing up in a Philadelphia apartment above a liquor store, poet Ellen Bass thought her childhood was "the most mundane, pedestrian, unpoetic world you could possibly live in," but after many years and the death of her parents, she finds herself ...
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