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Reading Old Friends
Reading Old Friends (February 1992)
Essays, Reviews, and Poems on Poetics 1975-1990
John Matthias - Author

"John Matthias is one of the leading poets in the USA at the moment. He is also an accomplished critic. These pieces are written in a congenial and civilized style. They are not 'criticism' in the current sense of tedious argument and defended theory. John writes for an audience that reads. Even so, there is a great deal of good criticism here, and the book will be reviewed as a critical tour de force. This is a lively book, an intelligent one...(Read More)
Through the Lens of the Reader
Through the Lens of the Reader (December 1991)
Explorations of European Narrative
Lilian R. Furst - Author

Through the Lens of the Reader is a sequence of ten essays exploring European narrative from the eighteenth to the twentieth century. It covers a wide spectrum of authors ranging from Goethe through Balzac, Flaubert, Zola, George Eliot, Henry James to Rilke, Thomas Mann, and Kafka. The essays are unified by a particular mode of reading, in which the lens of the reader becomes the filter through which texts are constructed in accordance with...(Read More)
Pound's Epic Ambition
Pound's Epic Ambition (October 1991)
Dante and the Modern World
Stephen Sicari - Author

"Sicari shows, canto by canto, how Pound uses not only the Odyssey of Homer and the Commedia of Dante but also the Aenead of Virgil as an organizing principal as well as a sub-base of meaning. An informed reader will see for the first time the unity, cohesion, and systematic growth of the poem to climaxes of light in the final cantos." -- Carroll Terrell, University of Maine at Orono

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The Origins of the Gods
The Origins of the Gods (September 1991)
James S. Hans - Author

Based on Nietzsche's critique of religion and culture, and engaging the contemporary offshoots of that critique, this book assesses the myths of origins that have been used to articulate the fundamental attitude toward the relationship between shame and beauty. In reconsidering some of the myths upon which the West is based, from Hesiod and Greek mythology to Plato and the Bible, Hans pursues the ways in which we have habitually separated shame and...(Read More)
Borrowed Lives
Borrowed Lives (September 1991)
Stanley Corngold - Author
Irene Giersing - Author

Borrowed Lives is a novel. It is an enactment of issues of literary philosophy and criticism, including the question of whether there can be originality, coherence, and authenticity in life and art. It deepens William Blake's point -- Make your own myth or else be enslaved by another man's -- by asking whether one's own myth isn't also another man's myth and by portraying the terrible consequences of taking one's own myth literally.
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The Ludic Self in Seventeenth-Century English Literature
The Ludic Self in Seventeenth-Century English Literature (September 1991)
Anna K. Nardo - Author

"The Ludic Self is refreshingly well written in clear prose that details the case for a playful reading of the seventeenth-century writers the text considers. As Nardo points out, many of these authors have been thought of as 'playful' in the past, but I know of no text that provides such a convincing view of their playfulness, in large part because Nardo's view of play is such a useful one and is so carefully and thoroughly presented. At t...(Read More)
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