Robert Lowell: Poetry and Politics  

Robert Lowell’s new volume of poetry continues his passionate meditation on history selectively knotted up out of his personal torments, family and friends, his New England and religious ancestries, and the heroic or ruined underside of the past. What is …



Anatomy of Black Humor  

If some critics are right, Black Humor may be the only new or important development in American fiction since World War II. The important writers are John Barth, William Burroughs, and Thomas Pynchon—but also James Purdy, Joseph Heller, J. P. …





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