Ceci n'est pas Keith/Ceci n'est pas Rosmarie by Keith Waldrop

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Literary Nonfiction. Memoir. These parallel reports from two writers long together (and occasionally collaborating) show characteristic differences, both of background and of style. Rosmarie meditates on early years in Germany during World War II and the way her world was changed, first by a bombing raid, then by learning about the Nazi regime, and by emigration to the U.S. Keith wanders from a Midwestern childhood, through a Southern fundamentalist high school and college as a pre-med student, to encounters in Michigan, New England and Europe.

"What is remarkable are the stories: a unique cultural history of the American avant-garde, a double Künstlerroman, scattered shots of the post-war milieu.... It is a slight, charming volume that will appeal to those with an interest in people and poetry. It is also easy to read."—Andrew DuBois

"The book's candor and vivacity are made new in both autobiographies, and should inspire, both in newcomers and weathered enthusiasts of their work, a great deal of respect."—Max Winter

About Keith Waldrop

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Keith Waldrop, Brooke Russell Astor Professor of Humanities at Brown University, has published more than a dozen works each of original poetry and translations. His first book, A Windmill Near Calvary, was shortlisted for the 1968 National Book Award. Recent books include The Real Subject: Queries and Conjectures of Jacob Delafon, with Sample Poems, The House Seen from Nowhere, and a translation of The Flowers of Evil by Charles Baudelaire.
Published January 18, 2002 by Burning Deck. 94 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Two poets co-founders of Burning Deck press, professors in Brown University's writing program, prolific translators (and spouses to boot) Keith and Rosmarie Waldrop tell the stories of their writing lives in Ceci n'est pas Keith Ceci n'est pas Rosmarie.

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