Fall 1968 • Vol. XXX No. 5 Book ReviewsJanuary 1, 1968 |

The Body

713 SHORTER REVIEW THE BODY by Michael Benedikt. Wesleyaii University Press, $4.00 (cloth), $2.00 (paper). Most of the poems in Mi- chael Benedikt's volume, The Body, move and sport and have their being in the sur- realist mode. Some of them even gaze forth with a rather mild version of the Cheshire grin of Dada-that merely dated name for the volcanic mockery now given other la- bels, from Yippie to put-on, from mind-blowing to happen- ing. Take, for example, some portion of "The European Shoe": The European Shoe is constructed of grass and reed, bound up andl wound around so that it may slit) easily over the wearer's head. In case you are an aircraft pilot, you must take care that the European Shoe does not creep off your foot, and begin to make its way carefully along the fuselage. The European Shoe pressed against the fugitive's nose, pre- venting it from imminent (leparture. The European Shoe spends sum- mers in delightful ways. A la(lv feels its subtle and unexpected pressure t

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