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1.0 out of 5 stars A poet in search of a subject, 14 July 2010
This review is from: Rain (Hardcover)
I have read books by Paterson, Nil Nil, and others - I remembered liking Paterson's Machado versions - . I see or I saw Paterson's work as on a par with Stephen Romer's, or Robin Robertson's, or Alice Oswald's. This new book was a serious disappointment however. I am like the other reviewer; I cannot believe how bad Paterson is in this book. I don't recollect the clumsy 'cleverness' in the earlier work. The first four poems seemed weak - so right from the off - so I turned to the last one 'Rain' and thinking about this, it may be that mine is a misreading, it struck me as truly poor - . I am going to re-read this book at a later date to see if I have made a mistake because my first reaction was to lose my temper with it.
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Initial post: 24 Nov 2010 13:09:06 GMT
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In reply to an earlier post on 28 Nov 2010 20:09:30 GMT
John Self says:
I think that is a pointless attack. The reviewer clearly says he or she enjoyed Paterson's earlier work so it's hardly appropriate to suggest he's incapable of appreciating it.

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