[ilds] John Press and Durrell

Richard Pine richardpin at eircom.net
Mon Jul 23 00:45:44 PDT 2007


In what way is Kafka incomprehensible/baffling?
For a really difficult poet, who doesn't deserve his huge reputation - 
Yeats.
RP
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Bruce Redwine" <bredwine1968 at earthlink.net>
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Sent: Monday, July 23, 2007 3:49 AM
Subject: Re: [ilds] John Press and Durrell


> Which poses an interesting problem.  If the poems are intended to be at 
> least in part incomprehensible, who will read them?  The poet is 
> destroying his own audience.  I'm trying to think of antecedents for this. 
> Perhaps Kafka?  Who published almost nothing and wrote mainly for his own 
> satisfaction and amusement?  And we all know how baffling Kafka is -- and 
> how great.
>
> Bruce
>
> -----Original Message-----
>>From: Michael Haag <michaelhaag at btinternet.com>
>>Sent: Jul 22, 2007 6:25 PM
>>To: ilds at lists.uvic.ca
>>Subject: Re: [ilds] John Press and Durrell
>>
>>
>>Like it or not, Durrell may not want readers seeing too much into his
>>poems.
>>
>>:Michael
>>
>>
>>On Monday, July 23, 2007, at 01:14  am, william godshalk wrote:
>>
>>>  "At times, his vision is so private that, lacking the key, we find
>>> ourselves unable to decipher the vivid cryptograms which lie before
>>> us."
>
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