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The Anthologist

Monday, September 14, 2009

Nicholas Baker discusses his new novel, The Anthologist, a love story about poetry and how important it is to our lives.

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Nicholas Baker
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Comments [2]

sara from Brooklyn

Fabulous! Just fabulous, Mr. Baker. Everything you had to say was just wonderful -- including your final tip giving props to Dr. Seuss for his impeccable scansion.

But you're thinking a *little* too hard about why poets rhyme...How about -- it's what they hear?

Still -- loveloveloved it all...And I've never read you yet. Will now!

Sep. 14 2009 01:28 PM
Phillip Jordan from nyc

Rhyme and meter was a device used as a mnemonic by the singer of tales. Many uncontestably great poets rhymed sometimes and sometimes did not.

Sep. 14 2009 01:22 PM

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