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Book Title: Indeed I Was Pleased with the World|
The author of the book: Mary Ruefle
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 1.60 MB
Edition: Carnegie-Mellon University Press
Date of issue: February 1st 2007
ISBN 13: 9780887484674
Read full description of the books Indeed I Was Pleased with the World:When I started reading James Tate I thought: Oh, I get it now, I see what this anti-poetry thing is all about. There was real pleasure in the absurdities he presented, and I got the sense that it was a necessary poke in the side to keep us from getting too carried away with ourselves, and that maybe the mad, poetic rush for meaning and affect was best served by the careless linebreak and the random image. I started looking at Dean Young and others with a new attitude, and I picked up a book of Mary Ruefele's. I didn't love it, but was told to try this one, and have just finished it. I don't get it. Either I'm too fixated on a traditional poetic angling toward meaning or this doesn't speak to anything. The blurbs on the back suggest the book gets at "the anguish of life". I don't see it at all. Where? It feels random and overwrought with cleverness.
Although some of it is very clever. For that it at least deserves three stars.
Read information about the authorMary Ruefle is an American poet and essayist. The daughter of a military officer, Ruefle was born outside Pittsburgh in 1952, but spent her early life traveling around the U.S. and Europe. She graduated from Bennington College in 1974 with a degree in Literature.
Ruefle's work has been widely published in literary journals. She has received a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship, a Whiting Writer's Award, a Guggenheim fellowship, and an Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Ruefle currently lives in New England. She teaches in the MFA in Writing program at Vermont College and is visiting faculty with the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop.
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