Louise Bogan | Criticism

This literature criticism consists of approximately 5 pages of analysis & critique of Louise Bogan.
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SOURCE: "Pieces of Private Feeling," in The New York Times Book Review, January 4, 1981, pp. 4, 24.

Pritchard is an American critic, educator, and editor. In the following positive review of Journey around My Room, he states that "this mosaic … helped me to a sharper sense of how good a poet [Bogan could be."]

For years the name Louise Bogan meant for me an accomplished minor poet who did lots of reviewing for The New Yorker; then in 1973, three years after her death, her literary executor and friend, Ruth Limmer, brought out a volume of her letters, [Journey Around My Room] sensitively edited and introduced. No one could read these through without realizing that Bogan was an extraordinary person, altogether larger in wit, anger, passion, contempt for stupidities and proud reticence than one had gathered from the poems alone. This is exactly how she insisted that it be, for as she...

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