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Alastair Reid - New Yorker article

 
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Ed Brading
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 15, 2003 8:07 pm    Post subject: Alastair Reid - New Yorker article Reply with quote

I just finished reading an old article from the New Yorker magazine from 1995 by Alastair Reid. In it he discusses his relationship with Robert Graves and lots of other Graves-related topics.

What especially caught my eye was that Reid says in the article that, of the over 1000 poems that Graves wrote, Reid "can think of eleven that belong to the canon of poetry in English," or words to that effect.

Because the number 11 is so specific, I am curious just which eleven Reid is thinking about! Can anyone enlighten me?
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 12, 2003 7:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And here's Hugh Kenner: "What may survive of Robert Graves is perhaps a dozen poems." Reid's 11? Perhaps irony suggested a number less emblematic than 10 or 12. What he means by "the canon of English poetry" may be worth investigating. Regards.
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