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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (482 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lan Samantha Chang Narrator: Ramón de Ocampo Publisher: HighBridge Company Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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At their renowned writing school, every student is simultaneously terrified of and attracted to the charismatic poet and professor Miranda Sturgis, whose high standards for art are both intimidating and inspiring. As two students, Roman and Bernard, strive to win her admiration, the lines between mentorship, friendship, and love are blurred.

Roman's first book wins a prestigious prize. Meanwhile, Bernard labors for years over a single poem. Secrets of the past begin to surface, friendships are broken, and Miranda continues to cast a shadow over their lives. All Is Forgotten, Nothing Is Lost is a brilliant evocation of the demands of ambition and vocation, personal loyalty and poetic truth.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Rose | 2/9/2014

    " A novel about the academic writing life as lived by a successful poet and professor that manages to be neither snarky nor shallow? That alone is amazing. But in a mere 205 pages this marvelous novel stirs up a longing for soul, for pure commitment, for passionate dedication to friendship and to the written word while demonstrating the protagonist's failure in all of these areas. And yet, Chang never tempts us to indulge in the kind of smug judgments that are so common when we encounter a character a little too much like ourselves. And that is a genuine miracle. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Suzanne | 1/31/2014

    " 3-1/2 stars for this book about a trio, or rather, a triangle of poets. There were many lovely aspects of this book I enjoyed, and I certainly respect Chang's talent. The writing was elegant and the characters well-drawn. Some of the questions raised about working in the arts, professional self-doubt and professional jealousy, whether poetry can be taught, and art vs. craft were intriguing. It also thoughtfully explored the difficulties we can have navigating our most important relationships. I just couldn't get excited about it. Those in academia may appreciate it more. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Ross | 1/23/2014

    " The title of this short novel drew me in. It is poetic and intriguing. The story has four basic characters, all budding poets of one sort or another. It follows them from graduate school through life, mostly through the eyes of one character. As the story unfolds, it reads as a send-up of writing schools, the students in them, and the awards they all covet. But then it turns into a story about relationships and, possibly, larger questions in life. Interesting questions about life and career. But those questions are posed, not developed. And somehow even the main character remains two-dimensional in my eyes. Overall, this is a quick read, but it does not live up to its own seeming aspirations and ultimately feels underdeveloped, which may not be surprising for a novel this short. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Peggy | 1/15/2014

    " Poets across the lifespan avoid relationships to protect their ability to create. "

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