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Casting Mr. Berry

CSM replays original review of "Standing by Words"

Classic review: Standing by Words / The Christian Science Monitor - CSMonitor.com.
In his new collection of essays, we find Berry adamant, didactic, and unabashedly partisan. The purpose of his assault is to resurrect the essential values of clarity, responsibility, and commitment to the living tradition of poetry. As the argument progresses, his rhetoric rises to a near-religious fervor that is hardly orthodox for literary criticism. And the result is nothing short of splendid. READ MORE ...

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