By Allen Grossman
True-Love is the success of respected poet-critic Allen Grossman’s lengthy provider to poetry within the pursuits of humanity. Poetry’s singular project is to bind love and fact together—love that wishes the beloved’s persevered lifestyles, knotted with the reality of life’s contingency—to assist in making us extra current to every other.
In the spirit of Blake’s vow of “mental fight,” Grossman contends with demanding situations to the validity of the poetic mind's eye, from Adorno’s maxim “No poetry after Auschwitz,” to the claims of non secular authority upon fact, and the last word problem posed by way of the very fact of dying itself. to those demanding situations he responds with eloquent and rigorous arguments, drawing on vast assets of studying and his event as master-poet and instructor. Grossman’s readings of Wordsworth, Hart Crane, Paul Celan, and others specialize in poems that interrogate the true or enact the challenging deals that literary illustration calls for. True-Love is destined to turn into an important publication at any place poetry and feedback maintain one another.
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