Tuesday, April 17, 2012

News at Eleven: What this "mystical experience" might feel like,

and what the "aural kaleidoscope" might look and sound like, can be seen in her [Hope Mirrlees'] long poem "Paris", written in 1919 and published by Virginia Woolf's Hogarth Press in 1920. Woolf called it "indecent, obscure, brilliant", and the poem describes (the word "describes" is inadequate: it dynamically enacts, verbally and with an array of compelling visual and typographical effects) a day in post-first world war Paris.

from The Guardian: Collected Poems by Hope Mirrlees


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