Ezra Pound: Poet: Volume III: The Tragic Years 1939–1972, by A. David Moody @ NYJB

“Ezra Pound: Poet: Volume III: The Tragic Years 1939–1972,” by A. David Moody chronicles Pound’s life from his Italian residency prior to the outbreak of World War II to his death. Continue reading Ezra Pound: Poet: Volume III: The Tragic Years 1939–1972, by A. David Moody @ NYJB

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CCLaP Fridays: A Taste for Intrigue: the Multiple Lives of Francois Mitterrand, by Philip Short

This week Karl Wolff reviews “A Taste for Intrigue: the Multiple Lives of Francois Mitterrand,” by Philip Short, a political biography of France’s longest-serving Socialist President. Continue reading CCLaP Fridays: A Taste for Intrigue: the Multiple Lives of Francois Mitterrand, by Philip Short

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My Business Is to Create: Blake’s Infinite Writing by Eric G. Wilson

Within the confines of 85 pages, Eric Wilson’s My Business Is to Create: Blake’s Infinite Writing offers a cornucopia for the aspirant writer.  The tiny book defies conventional categories, much like its subject, William Blake (1757 – 1827).  A Blake biography, a creative writing manual, and a map of influences, epigrams, and philosophy all come into play. William Blake was a poet and artist living in the Britain, who, like his contemporary the Marquis de Sade (1740 – 1814), lived between the Age of Enlightenment and the Romantic Era.  Blake grew up as a Christian Nonconformist and struggled with making … Continue reading My Business Is to Create: Blake’s Infinite Writing by Eric G. Wilson

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