Wilfrid1 Posted March 12, 2004 Share Posted March 12, 2004 Just finished Ask the Dust by John Fante, a slim novel which didn't live up to the extravagant praise I've heard from Bukowski fans. Henry Miller and Hubert Selby did this kind of thing much better. Almost had enough of Ted Hughes' Collected Poems. A hugely repetitive talent when presented on this scale: how many poems about Crow do we need? This made me look again at Syvlia Plath, and I remain lukewarm about her poetry too. A poet I am enjoying - although, not reading any Russian, it's a remote experience - is Anna Akhmatova. The volume of her collected poems is a labor of love, with a good biography, a memoir by Isaiah Berlin, and copious sections of photos. 47 Quote Link to post Share on other sites
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