Void and Voice: Essays on Literary and Historical Currents

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Mosaic Press, 1998 - Literary Criticism - 158 pages
A powerful account of a journey to the killing fields of Poland and a brilliant examination of the work and suicide of Primo Levi head this cast of dazzling essays. Kenneth Sherman brings a beautiful, laconic style and originality of thought to these various peices that include incisive readings of H.G. Wells, Czeslaw Milosz, Tomas Transtromer, as well as a convincing reconsideration of Rupert Brooke. As the title, Void and Voice suggests, all these pieces point to that interplay between absense and presence, emptiness and the human voice of creation that arises to counter it. Kenneth Sherman already has a reputation as an extraordinary poet and this book will demonstrate that he is also one of our best essayists.

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Contents

Preface
11
Notes from Poland
27
The Master of Repetition
46
Copyright

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About the author (1998)

Sherman of the National Marine Fisheries Service, Narragansett, RI

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