Lisel Mueller | Critical Review by Alison Townsend

This literature criticism consists of approximately 4 pages of analysis & critique of Lisel Mueller.
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Critical Review by Alison Townsend

SOURCE: “Naming the Unnamable, ” in Women's Review of Books, Vol. 15, January, 1998, pp. 18–19.

In the following essay, Townsend provides a laudatory review of Mueller's Alive Together.

I always approach “new and selected” collections of poetry with some trepidation, curious to see what has been chosen as most representative, but afraid preceding collections will be diminished or diluted, depth sacrificed for breadth. Happily, … Lisel Mueller's Alive Together introduce readers to the work … with all the immediacy of earlier collections, leavened by substantial amounts of new work.

Writing in the persona of Mary Shelley in a poem called “The Triumph of Life,” Lisel Mueller says, “In any age, life has to be lived / Before we know what it is.” Alive Together represents over 35 years...

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