Anne Hébert | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Samuel Moon

This literature criticism consists of approximately 1 page of analysis & critique of Anne Hbert.
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Critical Essay by Samuel Moon

[The Tomb of the Kings] is a book closely unified by its constant introspection, by its atmosphere of profound melancholy, by its recurrent themes of a dead childhood, a living death cut off from love and beauty, suicide, the theme of introspection itself. Such a book would seem to be of more interest clinically than poetically, but the miracle occurs and these materials are transmuted by the remarkable force of Mlle. Hébert's imagery, the simplicity and directness of her diction, and the restrained lyric sound of her vers libre…. When these poems are weak, it is because the imagery becomes too elaborate, turns into machinery, and begins to echo that naturalized French citizen, Edgar Poe. The title poem has this fault …, as do a few others, but they are far outnumbered by...

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