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The Price Of Free Verse

"A post in our times," wrote Thomas Love Peacock, "is a semi-barbarian in a civilized community." What Peacock meant by civilized community is not too hard to guess: that rational, humane, progressive society of Britain and Northern Europe, which...

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    Greek Jive

    War Music, called by its author, Christopher Logue, an "account" of four books of the Iliad of Homer, is not a minor event. Its reception both in its native England, and now here, has been enthusiastic.

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    Postmortem

    When the reputable and talented die, it is often their fate to have their privacy examined in detail. This is a mixed blessing at best. How chilling it is to remember that Nijinski's feet were cut open to see if the bones were somehow special.

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    Some Place in Time

    "Rural areas are shrinking, accents are becoming less distinct, and Southerners are being tamed," writes Pete Daniels of the changes which have transformed the agrarian nation of Davis and Lee into the modern South.

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