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By Maxine Kumin

Accumulated the following for the 1st time, those early poems inhabit Kumin's personal "sneakstorm time," an area one step to the facet, the place quiet introspection examines the soreness of loss, the idealism of stripling, and the persistence of the flora and fauna. Her attribute earthy knowledge snaps with depth, providing a clean viewpoint on daily reports. "New England farm existence, sleek American heritage, Jewish identification and a quietly shiny feminist recognition offer topics for this collecting from a protracted and exotic career."—Publishers Weekly.

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That is, specifically through culture and cultural persuasion, in the same manner as capitalism has maintained its sway.

Penna became his guide to Rome. Among other things, Penna introduced him to the nocturnal demimonde along the Tiber’s banks below the massive retaining walls, and shared with him a passion for endless walks around the great city. It was, however, Pasolini’s own peculiar passion for the conjunction of language and life that led him almost immediately to the borgate of Rome (since made famous by Pasolini himself ), those impoverished suburbs which at the time still housed a concentration of lumpen romani de Roma45 who had been forced out of some of the most ancient parts of the city—particularly the quarters around the Vatican—when these were demolished by the Fascist government in the plan to build a new imperial Rome.

And, while working at odd jobs and remaining in a state of considerable penury, he continued writing the autobiographical fiction, in Italian, that he had begun before leaving. Still smarting from the humiliation that had sent him into exile, he was reticent at first about making literary contacts, though he quickly found Sandro Penna, a somewhat older poet and one of Italy’s finest, with whom he soon became inseparable. Penna became his guide to Rome. Among other things, Penna introduced him to the nocturnal demimonde along the Tiber’s banks below the massive retaining walls, and shared with him a passion for endless walks around the great city.

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