By Winfield Townley Scott,Merle Armitage
From "a soiled hand":
Words are very strong. you are not certain of that? reflect on everything you will not say.
- Wonderful comment in a notice I had this week from William Carlos Williams. He mentioned the "disease" of eager to write poetry; stated he have been "off" poetry for lots of months and—he said—"I believe fresh and unhappy."
- One reason behind retaining this type of computing device: you could wear checklist the retort you could not think about ultimately night's party.
- Photographs of Henry James in his heart years could be commented upon. long past is the shy aesthete of the younger portrait (by LaFarge?) . This bearded guy has a fierce glance, even a bestial one. this is perhaps-I do not know-James at his such a lot 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 e-book the opposite day he stated "genital" as "genteel." i would like to see a literary historical past titled "The Genital Tradition."
- Contrast "business ethics" and the ethics of paintings. not anyone writes a poem hoping it's going to put on out in 4 or 5 years.
Between 1951 and 1966 the celebrated American poet Winfield Townley Scott saved a chain of notebooks during which he set down his innovations on poetry, literature, the literary scene, and lifestyles often. presently earlier than his premature loss of life in 1968 he made a range of the entries he proposal have been top and gave it the name "a soiled hand." those perceptive notes, a few tart, a few mild, a few boisterous, a few wistful, supply us a impressive perception into the workings of his inventive brain. George P. Elliott has acknowledged of Scott: "In a truly strong means, i believe he was once as rock-bottom American a poet as we've had due to the fact that Frost." The advent is through Scott's friend Merle Armitage, who additionally designed the unique version of this book.
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