Archie Randolph Ammons | Critical Essay by Frank J. Lepkowski

This literature criticism consists of approximately 21 pages of analysis & critique of Archie Randolph Ammons.
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Critical Essay by Frank J. Lepkowski

SOURCE: '"How Are We to Find Holiness?': The Religious Vision of A. R. Ammons," in Twentieth Century Literature, Vol. 40, No. 4, Winter, 1994, pp. 477-98.

In the following essay, Lepkowski perceives religious sentiment and motifs in Ammons's poetry.

Critical attention to the religious element in the poetry of A. R. Ammons has generally subsumed it in an overall argument placing him as a modern Romantic visionary poet. Locating Ammons in this way has obscured somewhat the extent of his spirituality and its unique emotional tonality. A reading of Ammons sensitive to these may find in his development a spiritual pilgrimage with distinct phases. His idea of God, clearly present in the early poetry, undergoes a period of doubt, reconstruction, and denial in the middle of his career, and after a strong negation becomes a renewed theme in his...

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