Louis Simpson | Critical Review by R. S. Gwynn

This literature criticism consists of approximately 4 pages of analysis & critique of Louis Simpson.
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Critical Review by R. S. Gwynn

SOURCE: “Proseurs,” in Sewanee Review, Vol. CIV, No. 1, Winter, 1996, pp. 142–49.

In the following excerpt, Gwynn offers a positive assessment of Ships Going into the Blue.

What happens when poets turn their hands to prose? We might expect that they would have an easy go of it, wouldn't we? Prose, after all, is easier to forge than poetry. Prose writers are spared having to learn phrases like medial caesura or substitute foot: all that each of them has to know is how to put a semicolon in its place and make subjects and verbs agree. Poets, on the other hand, go mad worrying about such silly matters as when to end their lines; now that everyone uses a computer, prose writers have even that minimal decision made automatically for them, courtesy of Bill Gates...

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