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Homage To T.S. Eliot

Nineteen eighty-eight is the centennial year of T.S. Eliot's birth, and there is sure to be a flood of tributes to a writer that has changed the course of poetry and criticism and whose reactionary pronouncements on politics and religion have...

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    Who Was Vladimir Nabokov?

    The present essay was prompted, in part, by the newest volume on Nabokov by Andrew Field, the volume which generated hostile reviews from people who consider Nabokov one of the best writers who ever lived, and a favorable reaction from those who...

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    Paz

    Upon a confirmed gringo like me, contemporary Spanish language poetry makes much the same impression as contemporary Spanish or Latin American concert music. Broad prairies of cadenza enclose a garden patch of melodic theme, an orotund thunder of...

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    Ages in Chaos

    Discussion of treason has become almost impossible without quoting Sir John Harington's famous couplet, "Treason doth never prosper, what's the reason? / For if it prosper, none dare call it treason."

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