Saturday, June 01, 2013

question and answer

q: If you could construct an ideal poet, what attributes would you give him or her -- dress included?

frank kermode: I like Stevens' idea of the ragged old tramp who nevertheless on suitable occasions takes his place at the head of the table. (Cosmic poverty and its momentary redemption.)  He or she could be wearing clothes appropriate to the vice president of an insurance company, assuming them to be proper to absolute poverty; or full evening dress, thought proper to a great celebration;

from the symposium the man in the back row has a question vi [paris review #154, spring 2000]


At 10:32 PM, Blogger Oz said...

Excelente post Richard, muchas gracias por compartirlo, da gusto visitar tu Blog.
Te invito al mio, seguro que te gustarĂ¡:

Un gran saludo, Oz.


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