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By Winfield Townley Scott,Merle Armitage

From "a soiled hand":

Words are very robust. you are not convinced of that? give some thought to everything you will not say.

  • Wonderful comment in a notice I had this week from William Carlos Williams. He stated the "disease" of desirous to write poetry; stated he have been "off" poetry for plenty of months and—he said—"I think fresh and unhappy."
  • One explanation for protecting this type of laptop: you could wear checklist the retort you could not examine ultimately night's party.
  • Photographs of Henry James in his heart years can be commented upon. long gone is the shy aesthete of the younger portrait (by LaFarge?) . This bearded guy has a fierce glance, even a bestial one. here's perhaps-I do not know-James at his such a lot generative. back this guy disappears within the shaven, bald, ultimate James, the recognized James—the Grand Lama.
  • I spotted whilst Lindsay (thirteen) learn aloud a passage from a searching ebook the opposite day he reported "genital" as "genteel." i might like to see a literary heritage titled "The Genital Tradition."
  • Contrast "business ethics" and the ethics of artwork. no one writes a poem hoping it is going to put on out in 4 or 5 years.

Between 1951 and 1966 the celebrated American poet Winfield Townley Scott stored a sequence of notebooks during which he set down his concepts on poetry, literature, the literary scene, and lifestyles quite often. presently ahead of his premature dying in 1968 he made a variety of the entries he idea have been top and gave it the name "a soiled hand." those perceptive notes, a few tart, a few light, a few boisterous, a few wistful, provide us a awesome perception into the workings of his artistic brain. George P. Elliott has stated of Scott: "In a really reliable method, i believe he was once as rock-bottom American a poet as now we have had considering Frost." The advent is via Scott's pal Merle Armitage, who additionally designed the unique version of this book.

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