“Academia has always had its well-read contrarians like Harold Bloom, who can pile up speaking engagements and publishing contracts. Meanwhile, Kenner has gone out of print. By studying the Modernist poets, Kenner dedicated himself to writers who had slipped into ridicule, disregard, shame. … Gnomon has not reached the limits of its duration; his estimates stand, and his jibes at fraud and faddishness only require updated names.”
Read Greg Morrison’s full thoughts at The University Bookman.