Winter 2003 • Vol. XXV No. 1 Book ReviewsJanuary 1, 2003 |

Forms of Memory

Squares and Courtyards by Marilyn Hacker. New York: W. W. Norton, 2001. 107 pp. $12.00 paper. A Long-Gone Sun by Claire Malroux, translated by Marilyn Hacker. Riverdale on Hudson, N.Y: Sheep Meadow Press, 2001. 183 pp. $17.00 paper. Here There Was Once a Country by Vénus Khoury-Ghata, translated by Marilyn Hacker. Oberlin, Ohio: Oberlin College Press, 2001. 103 pp. $14.95 paper.   Often a poet's strength seems to result from, or at any rate to accompany, the reconciliation of two opposing qualities. Robert Frost's warmth and his surly bitterness are one well-known example. Think also of T. S. Eliot's lyric transports and his dry cynicism; Edna St. Vincent Millay's self-denial and her sensual exuberance; Wallace Stevens's childlike richness of imagery and his abstract philosophizing; Langston Hughes's pastoral simplicity and his urban jazziness; Emily Dickinson's shivering vulnerability and her cavalier confidence. Insofar as this hypothesis is true, it is likely that the g

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Samhain

By Annie Finch

Squares and Courtyards by Marilyn Hacker. New York: W. W. Norton, 2001. 107 pp. $12.00 paper. A Long-Gone Sun by Claire Malroux, translated by Marilyn Hacker. Riverdale on Hudson, N.Y: […]

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