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George Steiner, 5 June 1980

Instaurations: Essays in and out of Literature Pindar to Pound 
by D.S. Carne-Ross.
California, 275 pp., £10.50, December 1979, 0 520 03619 0
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... will, if carefully circumscribed, have a vital presentness to the current reader. Professor Donald Carne-Ross, now of Boston University, is a reader in the best sense. He is a Classical scholar by training. There was a Vienna witticism to the effect that one could always distinguish for acutcness of diagnosis between those physicians who had learned Greek and ...

My Americas

Donald Davie, 3 September 1981

... of critics have told him that he mustn’t. Not suavely at all but with a driving severity D.S. Carne-Ross, a Briton long expatriate in the US, has lately reaffirmed a didactic function for literature, though in a way that brings no comfort to the common reader that we most of us are when we visit, through translations, the life and letters of Brazil or ...

An Epiphany of Footnotes

Claude Rawson, 16 March 1989

Social Values and Poetic Acts: The Historical Judgment of Literary Work 
by Jerome McGann.
Harvard, 279 pp., £21.95, April 1988, 0 674 81495 9
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... the ‘man of no fortune’, and breaching footnoting proprieties by misspelling the name of D.S. Carne-Ross every time it appears in the book, or misquoting the title of Marjorie Perloff’s The Dance of the Intellect (a quotation from Pound). But such things are not confined to dealings with Pound. McGann’s books are littered with minor slips of this sort ...

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