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Paper Trail: Selected Prose, 1965-2003

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Adroit, inventive essays culled from a lifetime of literature
For decades Richard Howard's stylish, deeply informed criticism has enlightened and entertained his devoted audiences. Here is a comprehensive selection of his finest essays on a splendid range of subjects--from American poets like Emily Dickinson and Marianne Moore to French artists such as Rodin and Michel Del
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Paperback, 434 pages
Published October 1st 2005 by Farrar Straus Giroux (first published 2004)
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Buck
Nov 29, 2009 rated it it was ok
I’m really sorry to inflict this on you, but in order to make sense of my review you’ll need to choke down as much of the following sentence as you can stomach:

I have woven a tendentious chaplet from the unweeded garden of accolades which sprouted around Marianne Moore at the very inception of her poetic career and which has tended to hypertrophy and overgrow the embowered personage it was intended to honor and embellish; let me lead you up that garden path only a moment longer, and perhaps out
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Alan
Dec 27, 2009 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Pretentious, overwritten and obviously someone who likes to hear himself talk in the writing sense. You need a big dictionary and a scorecard.
Eric
Jan 19, 2009 marked it as to-read
When I get home from work I'm going to pour myself a scotch and read the essay 'The Resonance of Henry James in American Poetry.'
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