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Paris Review Interviews

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Here are three links to fascinating Paris Review interviews with Thom Gunn, John Ashbery and Raymond Carver.



Charles Wright Poem and Interview

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Charles Wright showed up on my reading radar only four or five years ago.

Since then I have sometimes wondered why I persist in reading anyone else.

His publisher in the States is Farrar, and as far as I know, only Stride has published his work over here. Laudable though that is, the Stride books are of poor quality and scattered with misprints - particularly damaging to a poet like Wright who uses the line so creatively.

Wouldn't it be good if Bloodaxe furthered there reputation for bringing eminent U.S. poets to these shores by publishing a nice big selected? Or is that more up Carcanet's street?

Anyway, here's a short one I pulled off the net.

Clear Night

Clear night, thumb-top of a moon, a back-lit sky.
Moon-fingers lay down their same routine
On the side deck and the threshold, the white keys and the black keys.
Bird hush and bird song. A cassia flower falls.


I want to be bruised by God.
I want to be strung up in a strong light and singled out.
I want to be stretched, lik…

Carl Rogers: A Theory of Therapy

A THEORY OF THERAPY, PERSONALITY, AND INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS, AS DEVELOPED IN THE CLIENT-CENTERED FRAMEWORK

CARL R. ROGERS
University of Wisconsin

Introduction 2
The soil of the theory 2
Some basic attitudes 4
The General Structure of Our Systematic Thinking 7
Definitions of constructs 9
A digression on the case history of a construct 14
I. A Theory of Therapy and Personality Change 22
Conditions of the therapeutic process. 22
The process of therapy 25
Outcomes in personality and behavior 27
Comments on the theory of therapy 28
Specification of functional relationships 29
Some conclusions regarding the nature of the individual 29
II. A Theory of Personality 30
Postulated characteristics of the human infant 30
The development of the self 31
The need for positive regard 31
The development of the need for self-regard 32
The development of conditions of worth 32
The development of incongruence between self and experience 33
The development…