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On Sale: 12/17/2013
ISBN: 9781466860513320 Pages
One of our most acclaimed and versatile authors, Fred Chappell is comfortably at home in fiction, poetry, and literary criticism. A Way of Happening gathers his essays and reviews of contemporary poetry. Chappell consider new writers as well as more established authors, including Alfred Corn, William Matthews, A. R. Ammons, Linda Pastan, Julia Randall, Cornelius Eady, Alan Shapiro, and many others. And there are essays on the plight of the critic ("Thanks but No Thanks") and the delicate role of the writing teacher ("First Night Come Round Again").
Praise for A Way of Happening
"A rare, reasonable critic strikes. If "reasonable" means alert and without apparent self- interest, as well as exuberantly free of academese, then Chappell fits the bill nicely."—Kirkus Reviews