WRITER DIRECTORY: A BOOK OF ENCOUNTERS
A. ROBERT LEE
EYECORNER PRESS: 100 SERIES
SEPTEMBER 2019 | ISBN: 978-87-92633-46-0
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This book offers a species of hybrid text, part miniature literary biographies, part figuration and metaphor.
Each portrait is thereby not reluctant to assume its own kind of licence.
Not least in calling upon the author’s working part in the equation.
Starting from the fantasy of “meeting” Herman Melville there follow twenty or so selective encounters with writers of a more subsequent time, our own time.
Angles, overlaps, tributes.
Review by Cathy Waegner: “A. Robert Lee, a prolific scholar and creative writer, has encountered many other authors on all continents. He captures these meetings through memory of revealing, often humorous details – as well as through equally revealing insights into their oeuvres. Who else would interpret the daunting poet W.H. Auden through the lens of the threadbare slippers he guest-lectured in? Or Anne Waldman of Beat fame, “the rolling-speech woman” (her self-label), through the brandish of her colorful shawls? Actually, the secret protagonist of this fascinating book is A. Robert Lee himself, so knowledgeable and perceptive, well worth encountering!”