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Hard to Be a Saint in the City by Robert Inchausti

Hard to Be a Saint in the City

Hard to Be a Saint in the City by Robert Inchausti
Jan 30, 2018 | 208 Pages
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“In Hard to be a Saint in the City, the rigorous and dynamic Robert Inchausti threads the singular voices of the beat generation into an inspired ensemble of edited voices that lifts up insight after insight. As a whole, their depth and innovation speak to the strength and tear of American life and, even more, to the enduring proposition, held in the chapter title, that “The Universe is the Messiah.” This book offers a one-of-a-kind recording from the basement of America where spiritual riffs awakened our sudden connection to a timeless consciousness that gave rise to the sixties. More relevant than ever!”
 —Mark Nepo, author of The Book of Awakening and More Together Than Alone

“Long ago a ‘commonplace book’ was a widely known and useful tool for preserving pithy statements and nuggets of wisdom. In the last century, this type of book virtually disappeared. However, Robert Inchausti has single-handedly revived the form with his new book Hard to Be a Saint in the City. The collection vibrates with quotations by and about the writers of the Beat Generation and reveals their basic (and often overlooked) spiritual quests. You can read it from cover to cover or dip into it anywhere and you won’t go away disappointed.”
—Bill Morgan, author of The Beat Atlas and  The Beats Abroad: A Global Guide to the Beat Generation
“A marvelous book. What better way to present the wild wisdom and beatitude of the Beats than by letting them speak for themselves in their own untamed voices? Here, Inchausti orchestrates those voices into a slowly unfolding revelation that feels symphonic in its scope and complexity.”
—David Hinton, author of Hunger Mountain and The Wilds of Poetry

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