Archive | July, 2001

From the Vault: Ernest Hilbert Visits Spender’s World

As Reviewed By: Ernest Hilbert

 

Stephen Spender’s World Within World is as much a reconsideration, a critique, of the art of autobiography as it is an autobiography.… continue reading...

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Beatnik Bohemia

As Reviewed By: Ernest Hilbert

The Beat Hotel by Barry Miles. Grove Press. 294 pages. $24.95.

The byronic images and locales of La Boheme, Giacomo Puccini’s nineteenth-century depiction of classically starving artists in Paris’s Latin Quarter, have come to dominate, rather predictably, portrayals of young artists, writers, and singers: whiskered rogues in whose unwashed ears the muses Aoide, Erato, and very often Melpomene whisper.… continue reading...

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Reviving Merrill

As Reviewed By: Ernest Hilbert

Collected Poems by James Merrill. Knopf, 2001.

Tribute to James Merrill, April 10, 2001, sponsored by The New School Writing Program & the Academy of American Poets.… continue reading...

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