Review: HART CRANE edited by Langdon Hammer

Hart Crane’s Bridge To Nowhere

by William Logan for NY Times Books (Jan. 28, 2007)

“Before Hart Crane’s leap into the Caribbean that fatal April noon in 1932, he folded his jacket over the ship’s rail with impeccable manners. Striking out into the glassy sea, he was seen no more, dying younger than Byron but older than Shelley.”

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Published in: on January 31, 2007 at 12:15 pm  Leave a Comment  

Read It Online: LIBRARY OF THE WORLD’S BEST LITERATURE, ANCIENT AND MODERN by Charles Dudley Warner

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Mini-Print Corp/18299 pages/1897

  • What’s in this giant book: v. 1. Complete table of contents for v. 1-5. Abelard to Cellini.–v. 2. Celtic literature to Hafiz.–v. 3. Hakluyt to Mommsen.–v. 4. Montagu to Snider.–v. 5. Socrates to Zorrilla. Songs, hymns, & lyrics.–v. 6. Biographical dictionary of authors. Contents table for synopses. Synopses of noted books. General index.

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Published in: on January 10, 2007 at 6:14 am  Leave a Comment  

Review: T.S Eliot by Craig Raine

All at sea in The Waste Land

by Tom Pauline for Guardian Unlimited Books (Jan. 7, 2007)

“There is a type of critical anxiety which lurches from blurred close readings of individual texts to citations of authors from the literary canon who seem to be saying something similar. But Craig Raine’s new study of TS Eliot aims to be more than a series of myopic readings.”

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Published in: on January 8, 2007 at 12:27 pm  Leave a Comment  

Read It Online: LEAVES OF GRASS by Walt Whitman

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Modern Library/305 pages/1921

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Published in: on January 2, 2007 at 6:29 am  Leave a Comment  

Read It Online: GITANJALI by Rabindranath Tagore (Limited Preview)

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Courier Dover Publications/80 pages/2000

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Published in: on December 28, 2006 at 7:03 am  Leave a Comment  

Review: COLLECTED POEMS by C. K. Williams

False Consolations

by Dan Chiasson for NY Times Books (Dec. 24, 2006)

“C. K. Williams’s poems are broad in scale and narrow in scope. He has been misunderstood as an entirely “social” poet, but his real subject is the mind that attempts, never entirely successfully, to ward off the social world that bombards it from every side. His lines, longer than those written by any other significant English-language poet, suggest a big, Whitman-like appetite for worldly variety. This is not simply the case.”

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Published in: on December 25, 2006 at 6:06 pm  Leave a Comment  

Review: DECREATION by Anne Carson

Getting the Self Out of the Way

by Alexis Smith for Powells.com (Dec. 2, 2006)

decreation.jpeg“Anne Carson’s latest book of poems and essays is now out in paperback. For those readers who are familiar with Carson’s daring, gorgeous books Autobiography of Red, Plainwater, and Glass, Irony and God, among others, news that Decreation is a stunning, genre-defying masterpiece will not come as a surprise. For readers who have yet to experience Carson’s work, let this be your introduction.”

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Published in: on December 3, 2006 at 9:00 am  Leave a Comment  

Review: STRONG IS YOUR HOLD by Galway Kinnell

On The Borderline

by David Kirby for NY Times Books

strong.gif“Strong is whose hold? Walt Whitman answers the question posed by the title of Galway Kinnell’s latest book of poems (his first collection of new work in more than a decade) in an 1871 poem called “The Last Invocation,” the concluding lines of which say, “Strong is your hold O mortal flesh” and “Strong is your hold O love.”

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Published in: on November 29, 2006 at 12:05 pm  Leave a Comment  

List: Writers Pick Their 2006 Favorites

Take a Leaf Out of Their Books

research by Ginny Hooker for Guardian Unlimited Books (Nov. 25, 2006)

“Monica Ali
I’ve spent far too much time this year reading kitchen books. One that I particularly enjoyed was Anthony Bourdain’s collection, The Nasty Bits (Bloomsbury), especially his commentaries on his own essays in which he tends to say: “I think I had my head up my ass when I wrote this thing.” Another was Molecular Gastronomy by Hervé This (Columbia University Press), which brings the instruments and experimental techniques of the laboratory into the kitchen. In fiction, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Half of a Yellow Sun (Fourth Estate) was outstanding.”

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Published in: on November 28, 2006 at 1:49 pm  Leave a Comment  

Read It Online: RIME OF THE ANCIENT MARINER by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

from Page By Page Books

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Published in: on November 27, 2006 at 7:44 am  Leave a Comment