Hayden Carruth | Critical Essay by Judith Weissman

This literature criticism consists of approximately 12 pages of analysis & critique of Hayden Carruth.
This section contains 3,342 words
(approx. 12 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Critical Essay by Judith Weissman

SOURCE: An introduction to Working Papers: Selected Essays and Reviews by Hayden Carruth, edited by Judith Weissman, The University of Georgia Press, 1982, pp. xv-xxiii.

In the following essay, Weissman surveys Carruth's critical works, concluding: "[Carruth's progress has taken him continuously deeper into the knowledge of his own humanity, and of the humanity of literature."]

It is difficult to write an introduction to the works of any living author, and it is particularly difficult to write about this selection of Hayden Carruth's essays and reviews. His work seems awesomely rich, full, complete—thirty years of essays that begin with Pound and end with numerous younger poets in mid-flight. But the appearance of completeness is illusory, for these essays are no more than a tenth of those Carruth has written. I am particularly sorry not to include a review of a group of critical books on...

(read more)

This section contains 3,342 words
(approx. 12 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Critical Essay by Judith Weissman
Copyrights
Literature Criticism Series
Critical Essay by Judith Weissman from Literature Criticism Series. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook