Max Nelson, Author at The Point Magazine
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Max Nelson

 

Debths

When she was a teenager in the early Fifties, Susan Howe often asked her father, a legal historian, to check out books for her from Harvard’s Widener Library.

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The Last of the Iron Men

That the American poet was distinctly guided by “his own necessity” rather than by an accepted set of literary standards was a powerful idea for certain mid-century poets and writers. It had a particular hold over the poets based at Black Mountain College, the wildly eclectic North Carolina art school where Creeley sporadically lived and taught between 1954 and 1955.

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To Surprise a Voice

The subtitles that appear under most foreign-language films in British and American movie theaters tend not to call attention to themselves. Moviegoers only notice them […]

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Paradise Complex

Robert Lax (1915- 2000) is receiving more than his usual share of attention this year: a series of readings at a non-denominational spiritual retreat in California; a “contemplative performance” of one of his major long poems at the International Thomas Merton Center…

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