Morning Walk Criticism

Claire Malroux
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Although Edge has only been reviewed by a handful of American critics, this collection in which "Morning Walk" appears has been favorably received. Reviewers have praised the economy and force of Malroux's images as well as her philosophical insights and deployment of poetic structure. Writing in the Boston Review, Timothy Donnelly notes that the poems' "bristling intensity, clipped phrasing, and brilliant flashes of imagery are apt to remind many readers of Dickinson, whose work Malroux has translated." In his review in World Literature Today, Bruce King lauds Malroux's collection, stating, "Her poetry is unusual in its literary sophistication: it is very structured, yet highly elliptical; it is quiet, reticent, almost anonymous, at times even abstract and generalizing while treating of intense desires."

Reviewers have also praised Hacker's translation of the poems. Writing in Prairie Schooner, Eleanor Hamilton concludes, "Marilyn Hacker's choices for English words to correspond to the...

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