By Winfield Townley Scott,Merle Armitage
From "a soiled hand":
Words are very robust. you are not convinced of that? examine all the pieces you will not say.
- Wonderful comment in a observe I had this week from William Carlos Williams. He noted the "disease" of desirous to write poetry; acknowledged he have been "off" poetry for plenty of months and—he said—"I consider fresh and unhappy."
- One reason behind conserving this sort of workstation: you could wear checklist the retort you could not contemplate finally night's party.
- Photographs of Henry James in his center years will be commented upon. long gone is the shy aesthete of the younger portrait (by LaFarge?) . This bearded guy has a fierce glance, even a bestial one. here's perhaps-I do not know-James at his so much generative. back this guy disappears within the shaven, bald, ultimate James, the well-known James—the Grand Lama.
- I spotted whilst Lindsay (thirteen) learn aloud a passage from a searching publication the opposite day he mentioned "genital" as "genteel." i might like to see a literary historical past titled "The Genital Tradition."
- Contrast "business ethics" and the ethics of artwork. not anyone writes a poem hoping it is going to put on out in 4 or 5 years.
Between 1951 and 1966 the prestigious American poet Winfield Townley Scott saved a sequence of notebooks within which he set down his techniques on poetry, literature, the literary scene, and existence often. almost immediately ahead of his premature demise in 1968 he made a variety of the entries he idea have been most sensible and gave it the name "a soiled hand." those perceptive notes, a few tart, a few light, a few boisterous, a few wistful, supply us a awesome perception into the workings of his inventive brain. George P. Elliott has acknowledged of Scott: "In a truly strong manner, i feel he used to be as rock-bottom American a poet as we have now had on the grounds that Frost." The advent is by means of Scott's buddy Merle Armitage, who additionally designed the unique version of this book.
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a dirty hand: The Literary Notebooks of Winfield Townley Scott by Winfield Townley Scott,Merle Armitage