Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Way out people know the way out Dept.

Even the "straightest" of the writers, Robert Lowell, who has never been considered part of an avant-garde canon, broke into new terrain when For the Union Dead and Life Studies inaugurated the confessional mode [sic] and its accompanying relaxation of formal structure. This move was experimental for him...

-- Maria Damon, The Dark End of the Street

(Gloss: Even Lowell could be experimental - for him - but don't worry, he wasn't avant-garde!)

1 comment:

mgushuedc said...

And radicalism is ultimately reactionary. Oy!