The Winner of Sorrow

Coleman Dowell Literature Series
Brian Lynch

A fictional imagining of the gentle but troubled zealot William Cowper—best known as a precursor to Romantics such as Wordsworth and Burns—Brian Lynch’s The Winner of Sorrow brings to life the mind and times of an eighteenth-century poet. Intense and exhilarating, this is literary fiction at its finest—the reader will be hard-pressed not to rush ahead to see what happens next. Yet you’ll want to savor every word as Lynch traces Cowper’s tragic descent into madness, which is presented matter-of-factly so that the novel is not sentimental but austere, not precious but serious, and yet, remarkably, lively, sensuous, and blackly comic.

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Publication: Coleman Dowell Literature Series
Format: Paperback / softback
Number of pages: 364
ISBN-13: 9781564785213
GTIN13: 9781564785213
Publication date: 2/3/2009
Language: eng
List price: $14.95