3 May 1984
Show More The Making of the Reader: Language and Subjectivity in Modern American, English and Irish Poetry by David Trotter.
Macmillan, 272 pp., £20, March 1984, 0 333 30632 5Show More
“... distributors; whereas the best-selling author, weeping all the way to the bank, has no one to blame but himself. If he is in earnest – and if he isn’t we’ll not bother with him, any more than David Trotter does – he thought that he was testing his society by moving out to the periphery of that society, speaking for and with the disaffected, the vagabonds, the ill-adjusted. How disconcerting ...”