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Issue Details: First known date: 2006... 2006 'The Lying Art': Peter Porter's Modest Proposals
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Adrian Caesar explains his intention in this paper as an interest in 'the idea of "modesty" in relation to art and artists as it is articulated in [Porter's] work'. Caesar argues that in Porter's 'portrayal of artists, and in particular of himself as poet, there is an anti-romantic insistence on the human failings, the limitations, the potential for mendacity, the very ordinariness of those who are driven "howling to their art".'


  • First presented as a paper at the Peter Porter Symposium, Senate House, University of London, 8-9 January 2004.

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    y separately published work icon Critical Survey vol. 18 no. 1 2006 Z1338817 2006 periodical issue 2006 pg. 123-131
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