A Small Obituary

de Toledano, Ralph
April 1981
National Review;4/3/1981, Vol. 33 Issue 6, p372
The article reflect on the current state and future of poetry as of 1981. It comments on the decline in the nature of poetry which is characterized by the attachment of its emotion to the idea. The decline is manifested in the emergence of the so-called unconscious poetry. It discusses the nature of poetry as a form of concealment according to T. S. Eliot. It also identifies the trend in which intellectual magazines are eliminating poetry from their fare as a sign of the decline in the social and intellectual importance of poetry.


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