Bad, Mad, and Not Forgotten

March 18th, 2005 · No Comments
by Booksquare

We draw your attention to this interesting biography of Jazz Age author Joseph Montcore March. March, the artist, lived on the edge, often quite literally. March, the person, took his social responsibilities very seriously. His work continues to resonate with readers, even though, as noted, the hipster dialogue of his great work The Wild Party is quaint by today’s standards. As will be the language of our books one hundred years from now.

The question “Is it poetry?” has dogged The Wild Party since its first publication. (The best answer may be William S. Burroughs’: “Of course it’s poetry. It rhymes.”)

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