Academic journal article Nature, Culture and Literature

Acknowledgements

Academic journal article Nature, Culture and Literature

Acknowledgements

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My gratitude goes to scholars who were instrumental in the shaping and completion of this book in ways that were as concrete as they were also elusive and emotive: Attie De Lange, Michael Webster, Norman Friedman, Jewel Spears Brooker, and Nicholas Meihuizen.

I wish to thank my institution, the North- West University in Potchefstroom, South Africa, for its consistent support: particularly my directors Wannie Carstens and Hein Viljoen, and Gerda Van Rooyen at the library. I thank the National Research Foundation in South Africa who initially gave me partial funding for a conference in 2001, to test ideas which are important to the book.

Gratitude to W. W. Norton for permission to use the grasshopper poem proof and the Cummings painting of Mt. Chocorua (visible from the Cummings's Joy Farm), as found on the cover. And to the Houghton Library at Harvard University for the use of one or two of the poet's notes, cited to indicate the given Houghton folder, as preferred by the library: for example, (bMs Am 1892.7 (90) folder 42).

I thank Rodopi and the series editors for their vision, courage, and patience in helping me put my argument on the academic table. …

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