Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Voluptuous and enigmatic …

 Minor Notes by Kathleen Rooney | Poetry Foundation. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

Auden, her mentor, once wrote that “A mannered style, that of Góngora or Henry James, for example, is like eccentric clothing: very few writers can carry it off, but one is enchanted by the rare exception that can.” Murray’s style is mannered in the extreme, yet she carries it off with élan.  

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