Reading by Fractions – an essay on the writings of Robert Lowell

Here’s an interesting essay by Dominic Rainsford on Robert Lowells Sonnets, Titled “Reading by Fractions”

Robert Lowell

Reading by Fractions includes analysis of Lowell’s later poetry, as well as correspondence with Philip Larkin. It also delves into contemporary philosophical perspectives, such as the views of Slavoj Zizek

“…literature marks the zone in which we negotiate between privacy and publicity, selfishness and altruism, the common interest (or what F. R. Leavis idealistically called the ‘common pursuit’ of literary criticism) and what Žižek calls ‘the abyss of the infinity that pertains to a subject’ (2008, 38).”

 (2008, 38).

 
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