The Anthologist

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The Anthologist
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Author Nicholson Baker
Genre Literary fiction
Publisher Simon & Schuster
Publication date
September 2009
ISBN 978-1-4165-7244-2

The Anthologist is a novel about poetry by Nicholson Baker which was first published in 2009.

Its protagonist is Paul Chowder, a poet with a commission to prepare and edit an anthology of poetry, Only Rhyme. The novel shows his life, his thoughts, aspirations and struggles with writer's block.

Reception[edit]

Michael Schmidt, reviewing the book for The Independent, gave it a mixed reception,[1]

David Orr, reviewing for The New York Times, liked the novel's portrayal of, and engagement with, the world of poets and poetry,[2]

Poets and works discussed[edit]

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Chapter 5

Chapter 6

Chapter 7

Chapter 8

Chapter 9

Chapter 10

Chapter 11

Chapter 12

Chapter 13

Chapter 14

Chapter 15

References[edit]

  1. ^ Michael Schmidt (11 September 2009), "The Anthologist, By Nicholson Baker", The Independent on Sunday 
  2. ^ David Orr (September 1, 2009), "Rhyme and Unreason", The New York Times 

External links[edit]