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Anxious gatekeeping

Analogous to nervous cluelessness is something we might call “anxious gatekeeping.”   This is desire to police the borders of poetry, or of...

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

The Routes of Egotism

I was looking at something on JSTOR. The routes of egotism led me put my own name as author in the search box. I wondered what I had to say about a book of conference papers on Machado I reviewed in '95. From this review I discovered a very good article that begins with the premise that the speaker of Machado's poem is not Machado. This is great. I was impressed enough by this to note its excellence in my review, but I had completely forgotten it. (Ricardo Senabre).

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