By Winfield Townley Scott,Merle Armitage
From "a soiled hand":
Words are very robust. you are not certain of that? consider everything you will not say.
- Wonderful comment in a be aware I had this week from William Carlos Williams. He mentioned the "disease" of eager to write poetry; stated he have been "off" poetry for lots of months and—he said—"I believe fresh and unhappy."
- One explanation for holding this type of computer: you could wear checklist the retort you could not consider ultimately night's party.
- Photographs of Henry James in his center years will 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 while Lindsay (thirteen) learn aloud a passage from a searching e-book the opposite day he reported "genital" as "genteel." i might like to see a literary historical past titled "The Genital Tradition."
- Contrast "business ethics" and the ethics of paintings. not anyone 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 within which he set down his strategies on poetry, literature, the literary scene, and lifestyles mostly. presently ahead of his premature loss of life in 1968 he made a variety of the entries he concept have been top and gave it the identify "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 inventive brain. George P. Elliott has acknowledged of Scott: "In a truly stable means, i feel he used to be as rock-bottom American a poet as now we have had considering the fact that Frost." The advent is by way of Scott's friend Merle Armitage, who additionally designed the unique variation of this book.
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