Summer 2001 • Vol. XXIII No. 3/4 Book Reviews |

Essays at Midnight

Something about Poetry: Selected Lectures and Essays by Peter Russell. Salzburg: University of Salzburg Press, 1997. 283 pages. £12Art: For Whom and for What? by Brian Keeble. Ipswich: Golgonooza Press, 1998. 169 pages. £30, £14.95 paper.Selected Prose 1934-1996 by David Gascoyne. London: Enitharmon Press, 1998. 462 pages. £30 cloth. Peter Russell's recent selection of critical prose, Something about Poetry: Selected Lectures and Essays, edited and introduced by Glyn Pursglove, is rich in a kind of knowledge that has been harder and harder to come by since the days of the great modernist writers. Russell, a maverick and underappreciated English poet who has been writing and publishing for more than sixty years, is a poet-scholar in the tradition of Dante, Coleridge, and Pound: a learned apologist for poetic imagination (not just poetry, that is). What Russell says about his prose in an essay about Pound, printed in this volume, applies to his literary criticism in general: "I

Already have an account? Login

Join KR for even more to read.

Register for a free account to read five free pieces a month from our current issue and digital archive.
Register for Free and Read This Piece



Or become a subscriber today and get complete, immediate access to our digital archives at every subscription level.

Read More

Phenomena

By Andrew Frisardi

Something about Poetry: Selected Lectures and Essays by Peter Russell. Salzburg: University of Salzburg Press, 1997. 283 pages. £12Art: For Whom and for What? by Brian Keeble. Ipswich: Golgonooza Press, […]

Subscribe

Your free registration with Kenyon review incudes access to exclusive content, early access to program registration, and more.

Donate

With your support, we’ll continue 
to cultivate talent and publish extraordinary literature from diverse voices around the world.