Category Archives: William James

Dining Out with Douglas Crase

The poet and critic Douglas Crase published his first book of poems, The Revisionist, in 1981, to rapturous reviews.  No less than Harold Bloom, that tireless canonizer, proclaimed that “Crase has every prospect of becoming one of the strong poets … Continue reading

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Dan Chiasson on John Ashbery’s Breezeway (and William James)

  John Ashbery’s new book, Breezeway, has just been published, and Dan Chiasson has written one of the first substantial reviews of the book for the New Yorker.  With the clever title “American Snipper,” the characteristically perceptive, beautifully written review stresses that Ashbery’s … Continue reading

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