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Kenneth Koch

Kenneth Koch

Parody and Pedagogy

(p.143) 7 Kenneth Koch
Apocryphal Lorca
Jonathan Mayhew
University of Chicago Press

Kenneth Koch is a poet strongly identified with French literature. His interest in Spanish poetry is limited to a single figure: Federico García Lorca. This one figure, nevertheless, shows up more often in his prose and verse than almost any single French poet, with the possible exception of Raymond Roussel. The chapter first to looks at Koch's actual view of French poetry, and in particular the surrealist movement, before turning to the question of his Lorquismo.

Keywords:   Kenneth Kock, Raymond Roussel, Federico García Lorca, French poetry, surrealist movement, Lorquismo

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