Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Skunk & Armadillo Are Friends


Via a history of Lowell’s reception, an essay by Tony Roberts in the PN Review explores the links between scholarly fashion & literary-historical narrative, reputation & canonicity, a writer’s status & a reader’s identity.  Along the way, Roberts interrogates the peculiar critical economy fostered by collaboration, epistolary writing, and friendship—a set of concerns never far from our thoughts here in the oonaverse.