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Look at this poet William Carlos Williams: he is primitive and native, and his roots are in raw forest and violent places; he is word-sick and place-crazy. He admires strength, but for what? Violence! This is the cult of the frontier mind.
Edward Dahlberg (1900–1977), U.S. author, critic. "Word-Sick And Place-Crazy," Alms for Oblivion (1964).
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