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Comments for Academic Discourse at Havana
Academic Discourse at Havana: 07/14/08
I have two pieces left in Havana and I am glad to be nearing the end of my endeavor to review everything from this book. I have left out one, a excerpt from the screenplay of The Godfather. The omission was an accident but I've decided not to go back and add in a review of it.
The penultimate selection is the poem "Academic Discourse at Havana" by Wallace Stevens. He visited Cuba in 1923 and published the poem a year later.
As I am unqualified to review his poem beyond saying I enjoyed it as a mood piece about a restless night of looking for inspiration while in Havana, I will instead share this reading of the poem.