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
“... ill-adjusted. How disconcerting, then, to find that the disaffection he thought he was speaking for had struck a loudly answering chord from the settled centre! That is the predicament of Larkin, of Hughes, of Heaney: each of them initially supposing himself a marginal person speaking up for marginal people, yet forced to recognise – as the royalty statements convey their gratifying yet unnerving ...”