Archibald MacLeish | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Thomas N. Walters

This literature criticism consists of approximately 11 pages of analysis & critique of Archibald MacLeish.
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Critical Essay by Thomas N. Walters

SOURCE: Walters, Thomas N. “A Look at Selected New Lyric Poems by Archibald MacLeish.” In The Proceedings of the Archibald MacLeish Symposium, May 7-8 1982, edited by Bernard A. Drabeck, Helen E. Ellis, and Seymour Rudin, pp. 28-35. Lanham, Md.: University Press of America, 1988.

In the following essay, originally delivered as a speech in 1982, Walters praises MacLeish's mastery of the impassioned and human lyric.

What I mean by love is … the kind of relationship which gives itself in praise and wonder and awe … something that is beyond the reach of the imagination to understand, and … worth believing in.

The Dialogues of Archibald MacLeish and Mark Van Doren

In his Poetry and Experience MacLeish quoted from Lu Chi's “Fu” concerning the poet's art, citing these words: &#x...

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