Foreword

“So much sensation is unknown,” writes Julie Agoos, and proceeds to challenge the sorry state of affairs: On the banks of that river that parts the city of Florence, should you straddle the wall, your pink legs will glow in twilight, hair fan up against the iron lampposts … It’s a “you” we recognize...

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Published in: Above the Land p. ix
Main Author: James Merrill
Format: Book Chapter
Language: English
Published: Yale University Press 09-10-1987
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Summary: “So much sensation is unknown,” writes Julie Agoos, and proceeds to challenge the sorry state of affairs: On the banks of that river that parts the city of Florence, should you straddle the wall, your pink legs will glow in twilight, hair fan up against the iron lampposts … It’s a “you” we recognize at once—the updated Henry James heroine savoring her Italy from an uncommitted vantage not thinkable to the local adult population. Poets needn’t travel. Look at Emily Dickinson. Look at Marianne Moore, who got more from a single issue ofThe London Illustrated Newsthan Mother
ISBN: 0300038615
9780300038613