Reviews and Commentary

The Revisionist was widely reviewed in prominent journals and even daily newspapers, including the New York Times Book Review, New York Review of Books, Times Literary Supplement, Los Angeles Times, Cleveland Plain Dealer, and St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Reviewers were enthusiastic, with the lone exception of Louis Simpson in the Washington Post Book World. Most seemed to agree with Phoebe Pettingell in the New Leader: "That Crase's invocation of the Whitmanian poetic tradition can be so powerful after all these years of overuse and abuse is a small miracle of revisionism itself."

Only a few such reviews were converted to digital, and those now online are behind paywalls. An indication of how The Revisionist was received at the time is provided by the full-page review from the legendary Soho News. Open the PDF below.



For a full bibliography of reviews and commentaries on Crase's work, including articles in books and reference works, open the PDF below.