Marilyn Hacker | Literature Criticism Critical Review by Matthew Rothschild

This literature criticism consists of approximately 2 pages of analysis & critique of Marilyn Hacker.
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Critical Review by Matthew Rothschild

SOURCE: A review of Winter Numbers, in The Progressive, Vol. 59, No. 1, January, 1995, pp. 43-4.

[In the following excerpt, Rothschild favorably reviews Winter Numbers.]

This is the seventh volume of poems by Marilyn Hacker, who for the last few years was the editor—and a brilliant one at that—of The Kenyon Review. (It was she who brought Campo to my attention). But last summer she was cashiered, she told The Advocate, suspecting that her lesbian orientation and radical politics were too much for that tightly buttoned magazine—another brave moment in publishing.

Death stalks this book. The opening long poem, "Against Elegies," sets the tone from the very first lines:

       James has cancer. Catherine has cancer.
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This section contains 452 words
(approx. 2 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Winter Numbers
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