Kayak Morning Blog Post #2

David Lynn
September 3, 2015
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Throughout this month, we’ll be using the blog to have a conversation about Roger Rosenblatt’s Kayak Morning. Rosenblatt will receive the Kenyon Review Award for Literary Achievement in New York City on November 5, and he will be in Gambier on…

The Daniel Swiftboating of Helen Vendler

Derek Mong
September 2, 2015
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The knives are out again for Helen Vendler. In a recent review for The Spectator, Daniel Swift accuses the poetry critic of performing a bloodless “scientific evaluation of literature.” Her formalism, Swift writes, is actually a misguided appeal to “objectivity”…

Ross, Pynchon, Vonnegut (Part Two)

Cody Walker
August 31, 2015
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In Kurt Vonnegut’s Paris Review interview, he calls his books “mosaics of jokes.” (The PR interview, published in 1977, is itself a kind of mosaic; it draws from four different interviews conducted over the course of a decade.) I thought…

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