The Nation (June 3, 2013)

The country is the oldest continually released weekly journal within the usa. The periodical, dedicated to politics and tradition, is self-described as "the flagship of the left." based on July 6, 1865.

"The state are not the organ of any get together, sect, or physique. it is going to, to the contrary, make an earnest attempt to carry to the dialogue of political and social questions a truly serious spirit, and to salary battle upon the vices of violence, exaggeration and misrepresentation wherein loads of the political writing of the day is marred."

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The first of these appeared in the volume In the Western Night (1990). Many critics believe that the three “Hours” poems Bidart has thus far published, in several different collections of his work, represent the high point of his achievement. There is much to be said for this view. ” Each of the poems is extraordinarily various, with competing voices, perspectives and story lines alternating. The promise of transformation or release haunts the poems but is never a finished enterprise. The stories are drawn from Ovid, from the life of Hector Berlioz, Benvenuto Cellini and others, from Bidart himself.

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M uch of the critical attention directed toward Bidart in recent years has focused on an evolving sequence of long poems associated with “The Hours of the Night,” based on the Egyptian Book of Gates, in which the sun must pass through twelve distinct hours of the night before finally rising. The first of these appeared in the volume In the Western Night (1990). Many critics believe that the three “Hours” poems Bidart has thus far published, in several different collections of his work, represent the high point of his achievement.

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