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Paperback, 144 pages
Published January 24th 1989 by University of California Press (first published January 1st 1984)
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I was attracted to this because of the two Americans' names on the cover - Clayton Eshleman & Kenneth Koch - two poets whose work seems diametrically opposed; Eshleman the hot-blooded man of myths, and Koch the emotionally rich but comic and cartoony and artificial. I wondered how they could both like the same poet so much, and Deguy's work does somehow reside in an overlap between the two Americans.
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Michel Deguy - Biography

Michel Deguy, born in Paris in 1930, is a French poet and philosopher. The ability to bring together poetic practice and theoretical reflection turned Michel Deguy into a major figure on the French intellectual scene in the 1970s. Michel Deguy is currently a professor of French literature at the Universite de Paris VII (Saint-Denis), the founder and editor-in-chief of Po&am
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