Lisel Mueller | Critical Review by Stanley Plumly

This literature criticism consists of approximately 3 pages of analysis & critique of Lisel Mueller.
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Critical Review by Stanley Plumly

SOURCE: A review of The Private Life by Lisel Mueller, in American Poetry Review, Vol. V, No. 4, 1976, p. 42.

In the following essay, Plumly offers a mixed assessment of The Private Life.

“Snow” is a good example of the private life of this, Lisel Mueller's second collection.

Telephone poles relax their spines Sidewalks go under. The nightly groans of aging porches are put to sleep. Mercy sponges the lips of stairs. 
While we talk in the old concepts —time that was, and things that are— show has leveled the stumps of the past and the earth has a new language. 
It is like the scene in which the girl moves toward the hero who has not yet said, “Come here.” 
Come here, then. Every ditch has been exalted. We are covered...

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