'This is how _Understanding Poetry_ got edited --
departmental typists rather than grad students. '
Am I missing anything here ? I have read a book titled
'Understanding Poetry' by Robin Mayhead (a wonderful
book) and I am surprised to see RP Warren's name here.
Or are there two books with the same title?
--- Carrol Cox <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > Marcia Karp wrote:
> > No. It was the fault of the author for not making
> sure his work was
> > accurate.
> > What is this nonsense about graduate students?
> Did your graduate
> > supervisor accept lousy work from you? I don't
> get it.
> This is how _Understanding Poetry_ got edited --
> though with
> departmental typists rather than grad students.
> Robert Penn Warren would
> tick off the poems he wanted in some anthology and
> give it to the
> typist. I've never done any checking to see how
> accurate the texts are
> in that work.
> I agree that there is no excuse for such sloppy
> editing -- but that does
> not in itself discredit a work either.
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