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By Winfield Townley Scott,Merle Armitage

From "a soiled hand":

Words are very robust. you are not certain of that? think about everything you will not say.

  • Wonderful comment in a word I had this week from William Carlos Williams. He referred to the "disease" of eager to write poetry; stated he were "off" poetry for lots of months and—he said—"I believe fresh and unhappy."
  • One reason behind retaining this type of laptop: you could wear checklist the retort you could not reflect on eventually night's party.
  • Photographs of Henry James in his heart years will 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 recognized James—the Grand Lama.
  • I spotted whilst Lindsay (thirteen) learn aloud a passage from a looking publication the opposite day he suggested "genital" as "genteel." i might like to see a literary historical past titled "The Genital Tradition."
  • Contrast "business ethics" and the ethics of paintings. no one writes a poem hoping it is going to put on out in 4 or 5 years.

Between 1951 and 1966 the celebrated American poet Winfield Townley Scott stored a chain of notebooks during which he set down his strategies on poetry, literature, the literary scene, and lifestyles commonly. presently sooner than his premature demise in 1968 he made a variety of the entries he inspiration have been most sensible and gave it the name "a soiled hand." those perceptive notes, a few tart, a few light, a few boisterous, a few wistful, provide us a extraordinary perception into the workings of his artistic brain. George P. Elliott has acknowledged of Scott: "In a really reliable means, i feel he was once as rock-bottom American a poet as we now have had seeing that Frost." The creation is via Scott's friend Merle Armitage, who additionally designed the unique variation of this book.

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