The Architect by John Scott

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May 2001, no. 230

The Architect by John Scott

Viking, $27.00 hb, 174 pp

The Architect by John Scott

by
May 2001, no. 230

Is it possible to admire a novel, to have enjoyed it on both first and second readings, yet to remain unconvinced that one can with confidence say what it is about? Isn’t that rather the complex response that poetry excites? Here it might be noted that John Scott, who subtitles The Architect not ‘a novel’ but ‘a tale’, is a poet turned novelist, as is his friend David Brooks, of whose House of Balthus something similar might be said. ‘Poetry must resist the intelligence almost successfully,’ as Wallace Stevens opined.

Don Anderson reviews 'The Architect' by John Scott

The Architect

by John Scott

Viking, $27.00 hb, 174 pp

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