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Critical Review by Thomas Lask

SOURCE: Lask, Thomas. “Books: Two Approaches to Understand Poetry.” New York Times (16 December 1978): C14.

In the following excerpt from a review of Figures of Thought and John Wain's Professing Poetry, Lask notes Nemerov's impatience with critics who dwell heavily on formal poetic analysis while ignoring reader response.

Mr. Nemerov's book [Figures of Thought] is rather amorphous in character, and its title indicates a pattern of thinking rather than persons to think about. … Broadly speaking, his book is an attack on the kind of approach to a poem that subjects the work to a thorough analysis but fails to convey its poetic quality. Mr. Nemerov is sardonic about those commentators who get the meaning but miss the experience.

Against Any Poetic Schematic

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