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The Art of Knowing: The Poetry and Prose of Conrad Aiken

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Hardcover, 193 pages
Published August 1st 1988 by University of Missouri Press
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James
Apr 01, 2012 James rated it liked it
Shelves: poetry, lit-criticism
This is an excellent survey of the work of Conrad Aiken including the poetry and prose. Marten considers Aiken a traditional writer who was nonetheless a "connoisseur of chaos". This he suggests informs the way Aiken is to be understood and one must consider his lifelong restlessness, uprootedness, interest in ambiguity and more. Though he was born in the South it was his life in New England leading to Harvard and beyond that informed his work. This study ultimately is an appreciation and ...more
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