Part Twelve. The Voyages of John Matthias

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Printz-Påhlson, Göran (2013)
  • Publisher: Open Book Publishers
  • Subject: poetry | criticism | poetic modernism | primitivism | modernism | literary materialism | essays | Literature | Poetry | LIT014000 | DSC

In August 1974, when the Watergate scandal was moving into its last phase, the American poet John Matthias returned to his home, in South Bend, Indiana, after a year’s stay in England, traveling on the Polish ocean-liner Stefan Bathory. In June of 1976 he set out to sea again, this time on a Russian ship, the Mikhail Lermontov, in order to spend another year in England, as a Visiting Fellow in Poetry in Clare Hall, Cambridge. The voyages took approximately nine days each, and on both ships he...
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