James Dickey’s Poetry

I had promised early on in this blog to give poets equal time, and I haven’t done that. So I thought I’d rectify my omission by posting this week on James Dickey, one of late twentieth century’s most acclaimed poets. What follows is a rather long post, but I hope it saves my reputation with […]

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Conrad’s “Youth”

Some four decades after my farewell to arms, I still have a couple of books from the Naval Academy years. Among them is a compilation of works by Joseph Conrad, containing its rather extended short story, “Youth.” I pulled the paperback out recently – a Doubleday/Anchor publication from a half-century ago, selling for $0.95. Yes, […]

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