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The edge of things, Arja Salafranca : book review

Volume 34, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0258-2279
  • E-ISSN: 2219-8237



In 1958 Randall Jarrell, the American poet, edited and brought out a collection of stories, , which contains a famous introduction. The book was long out of print but has been recently republished as a New York Review Books Classic (2002). It is, naturally, very difficult to generalise about a book such as the one under review, but there is one section of Jarrell's introduction that seems pertinent to , in its mixture of complexity and comprehensiveness.

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