And I can only hope that somewhere out there in the groves of academe there may be another coven of editors gathering to perform a similar anthological
labor of love for the great texts of the Grand Tour.
Although this weakness is due partly to the anthological
form itself, which prevents any one argument from being significantly developed, it is more likely caused by Claussen's overly ambitious goal for the book.
selection seems judicious, from out-of-print early works, like Papo Got His Gun and Snaps, to "Seeds," recent poems in homage to a very personal group of people who all have functioned as "seeds" in the sprouting of this powerful, meteoric poetry: Cantinflas, Nabokov, Marti, among others.
(14) But as the anthologies experience corpuscular weight gain, the anthological
force can take counter-measures: some teachers ordering bulky hard-bound collections will have observed their students coming to class with only the pages assigned for the day, anthologies which have been excised in their turn from the textbooks left at home!
Indulging in the sport of second-guessing awards recipients, anthological
, or canonical choices aside, the broad spectrum of literary merit was not really represented in New Haven, by practically anyone's lights.
On dramatic anthologies and a culture "fundamentally 'anthological
,'" see primarily Gentili 19-31; on the ascendancy of the actor from the fourth century B.C.E.
A historical perspective reveals, however, that Irish anthological
representation is neither straightforward in its evolution, nor necessarily progressive in its development.
(5) Unfortunately, Delarue-Mardrus's originality has eluded modern critics, and current recognition of her work has been almost entirely limited to anthological
mention rather than scholarly analysis.
Both bodies of literature deserve equal anthological
opportunity, at the very least, because they are both prolific and significant contributors to greater American culture.
After months of deliberation, Ramazani had created a "grand anthological
structure--its proportions carefully balanced and calibrated."
Other important works are: Gospodica (Miss, 1945), Prokleta avlija (The Accursed Courtyard, 1954), and many short stories of anthological