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A Modest Insight

naked_lunch.olympia.wrapperI was a literature major at university and graduate school. My focus of interest was two-fold: Medieval English Literature and English Restoration Drama. Of course the more restrictive education policies of the 1960s focused my studies on time-honored literature and literary theory but I embraced many misdirections and biases in my reading: a poor regard for American literature, a violent disdain for best-sellers, a preference for poetry over prose, an almost complete avoidance of anything considered “Victorian.”

That I didn’t decline into a career of tedious lecturing and tweed hunting jackets I owe to, in two words: Grove Press.

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