Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Cagey Quote from Grossman

Allen Grossman reminds us in his book True-Love:

"In the 'modern' period (let us say the first half of the twentieth century), Yeats, Eliot, and Stevens are prominent examples of poetic vocation put in service of institutions not poetic, which regulated and thereby made possible the conspicuous successes of English poetry in the period (the Irish state, Anglican religion, life insurance). Pound, you will remember, did his best work in a cage."

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