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  1. Ed Baker
    Ed Baker February 22, 2012 at 8:10 pm .

    whose &quot;Scarriette&quot; ? did I, as per-usual, miss something ?<br />&amp;<br />is this Brady the brother of than air-head on The Brady Bunch<br />who every one had the &quot;hots&quot; for<br /><br />Kandinsky, Arp, Breton, etc The Baroness Else all them DADA-Concretests<br />wrestled with, spoke to and wrote &#39;bout &quot;materialist&quot; — doers.<br /><br /><br />now, looking

  2. Joseph Hutchison
    Joseph Hutchison February 22, 2012 at 3:10 pm .

    Isn&#39;t that the model? The deeper we look into any one poet, the farther we have to cast out reading net. Is this what they mean by self-education?

  3. Conrad DiDiodato
    Conrad DiDiodato February 21, 2012 at 5:42 pm .

    No, not yet. I promise I will (but if my wife sees one more Amazon.ca packing slip, she&#39;ll kill me!:)))<br /><br />By the way, I wanted to add in my previous that my own Samperi studies makes it necessary, for example, for me to know my Objectivists: I can&#39;t talk about Samperi&#39;s Dante-inspired poetics without being very aware of the poetries he found almost loathesome. Samperi&#39;s &

  4. Joseph Hutchison
    Joseph Hutchison February 21, 2012 at 5:27 pm .

    &quot;Closed-mindness in the young&quot;—yes, it&#39;s distressing. What need is he acting out? Freud, I imagine, would have a heyday with him.<br /><br />Did you ever track down McWhirter, by the way? I&#39;d be interested to know what you think. There&#39;s nobody who sounds remotely like him….

  5. Conrad DiDiodato
    Conrad DiDiodato February 21, 2012 at 5:22 pm .

    Joseph,<br /><br />I used to follow &quot;Scarriet&quot;, too and dropped it for precisely the same reason. Something in the guy&#39;s irksome defense of none but his own poetics that made it necessary to shut the door to a site with real potential for growth.<br /><br />I like to cite Eliot in discussions like these: Critic&#39;s job is to elucidate: the reader will then make up their own mind.

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