Monday, 11 November 2013

Basil Bunting and Lorine Niedecker

Richard Burton, the author of a well received biography of the poet Basil Bunting, took exception to my own, generally positive, review in The Spectator. In my opinion, for the general reader the book is far too long and I think it was poorly edited. However, it is quite clearly a labour of love, and I cannot imagine - as I think I said in the review - that it will be regarded as anything other than the definitive reference work.

You can find Richard Burton's fairly justified rebuttal of the particular evidence I used here.

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