Journal of the Fictive Life by Howard Nemerov


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Published by Rutgers University Press, 1965. First edition. Hardcover, cloth backed boards. 189pp. Near Fine in Very Good+ price-clipped dust jacket.

“The only way out,” writes Howard Nemerov, “is the way through, just as you cannot escape death except by dying. Being unable to write, you must examine in writing this being unable, which becomes for the present—henceforth?—the subject to which you are condemned. This is the record of the struggle to compose a novel”