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Literature's nuisance - (Riding) Jackson's memoir
A review of The Person I Am: The Literary Memoirs
of Laura (Riding) Jackson

by Becky Peterson

Published in Jacket, February 2013

"To critics, (Riding) Jackson says, she is "a nuisance" (1:145): "my work has an effect of dampening, discouraging, literary interest in it because it asks no favors of good regard, and offers no congratulations for attention paid to it as manifesting sensible discretion and sagacity" (1:201). It is in fact her work's demanding, unapologetic quality — and its continuing relevance to writers and readers — which provokes fascination and literary investigation."

See also - The Poetry


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