100%

Scanned image of the page. Keyboard directions: use + to zoom in, - to zoom out, arrow keys to pan inside the viewer.

Page Options

Download this Issue

Share

Something wrong?

Something wrong with this page? Report problem.

Rights / Permissions

This collection, digitized in collaboration with the Michigan Daily and the Board for Student Publications, contains materials that are protected by copyright law. Access to these materials is provided for non-profit educational and research purposes. If you use an item from this collection, it is your responsibility to consider the work's copyright status and obtain any required permission.

April 17, 1970 - Image 2

Resource type:
Text
Publication:
The Michigan Daily, 1970-04-17

Disclaimer: Computer generated plain text may have errors. Read more about this.

Page Two

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Friday, April 17, 1970

Page Two THE MICHIGAN DAILY Friday, April 17, 1970

-poetry and prose

Emotic
By BETSY SMITH
The sins and virtues of the
current Generation stem largely
from voice and the problems
associated with it. When the
magazine is most successful it
displays a stylistic mastery, a
coherent voice that has some-
thing to say, as in Mitchell
Halberstadt's "Across the Great +
Divide."
Although the story is flaw-
ed by over-writing, a too self- ;
c o n s c i o u sness preoccupation
with the media's vision of trips ,
out West' (Easy Rider and the ;
like) and a false bravado ren-
dered absurd by the flight home
to refuge, the writing is care-
ful and at the same time ex-
pressive. Everywhere the per-
sona is human and convincing,
fearful and at the same time
willing to share a flash of joy:
The bridge was swinging
madly with my friends; they
were skinny and I weighed
200 pounds. I trembled across
the first half of the bridge,
stopped for a second to look
at the rapids below me, and
skipped across the rest of the
bridge. After I made it, I
realized that it was the first
time I had ever "enjoyed"
using my body; the wind
over the river I'd crossed had
ripped away the rancid stench
of ten years of hated locker-
room and phys ed classes,
Blues Festival
.. . A letter
To the Editor:
We are writing this letter
in regards to an article by Bert
Stratton in the April 14 edition
of the Daily. We cannot in good
faith condemn Mr. Stratton's
critique of the Blues Preview
concert, although some of the
opinions expressed in his re-
view we feel deserve comment.
Mr. Stratton's remarks c o n-
cerning John Jackson were not
only of a derogatory nature but
also had a slightly biased tinge
to them. It is quite possible Mr.
Stratton did all this uninten-
tionally but it must be pointed
out that these opinions run com-
pletely counter to the aims of
the Ann Arbor Blues Festival
and the personal beliefs of the
central committee.
-The nine members of the
Ann Arbor Blues Festival.
central Committee

n

versus style

ten years of barking, crew-
cut, and slightly mongoloid
and brutally military gym
teachers and ten years of be-
ing shoved in the outfield
when the class played ball
(and left there when the sides
retired).
Halberstadt excells at the long
digressive sentence, yet h i s
voice is never windy or mere-
ly rhetorical. With editing his
story would be superb.
The photographs by L yn n
Corcoran are complex studies,
and there is one drawing by
Suzy Oxford in which the
jumble of hands and guitar are
intriguing. David Zelter's cover
idea is also striking; but the
art in general is not superior.
It shares with the poetry in this
issue a kind of tentativeness, a
wish for sophistication that,
given the content, cannot be
fulfilled.
The poetry covers a broad
range of styles, yet as one reads
it the doubt arises as to whe-
ther the poet ever read any
poems in the style he is imi-
tating. Instead of the poems
springing from a synthesis of
the poet's vision and his de-
veloped technique, they are
very external - Fargo Berman
merely claiming a surreal en-
vironment but not providing one,
William Sandifer sketching but
not commenting on issues, Nor-
man Hindley swallowed up in a
sea of ill-chosen images from
which he emerges, gasping and
bruised:
My presence regarded like the
stained rump of a mule...
Jonathan Sterling's "Summer
Work Poems" are a welcome
exception to the merely elabor-
ate or merely vulgar poems in
this issue. His spare "Endicott"
is Frostian in its simple rural
statement:
two men an issue
a cutting of cord
Kathy Edelman's "In Celebra-
tion, Percy Bysshe Shelley" is
also successful in the evoca-
tion of a well-known Romantic
funeral, "He thought he saw
the perfect brain/ Burst with-
in the heated skull . . . " but
this example, as with her other
contributions in the issue, is
flawed by her over-zealous at-
tempt to create archetypal
tragedy from the use of the
symbol and stylized language
alone.
Errors of taste are less to

be forgiven than errors of style
or lapses in technique. Peter
Griffith's Weltyesque bathroom
scenario is merely prurient and
Brian Bristoff's brutishness un-
palatable, especially when he
passes it off as purity. M a r y
Martha Lucas achieves by un-
derstatement in "Chinook"
what Byrne, Janacek (A Czech
poet whom we are grateful to
be able to read) and Fields can-
not convince us of even with
the help of the Bible and
Shakespeare. Nadine ,Major's
shattered fragments have mo-
ments, however, of delicacy.
the other prose pieces, al-
though each a beginning of a
style, are too humorless and
melodramatic to move the read-
er's sensibility. These problems
of pretentiousness and s e 1 f-
consciousness in writing are in-
structive: this week three liter-
ary magazines are vying for at-
tention on campus, each of
which has a definite personality.
The writers in Anon, having
established their seriousness,
have ;moved beyond literary
models toward an honest artis-
tic commitment. The young
writers in Residential College's
Chrysallis are shyly striving for
voices; every success is touch-
ing both in terms of itself and
the nascent, newly-emerging
publication.
4t
Proqam Info: NO 2-6264
SHOWS AT:
1:00-3:00-5:00
7:00-9:10 P.M.
NOW SHOWING!

Dance event
opens tonite
The Spring Dance Concert
of the Ann Arbor Dance Thea-
tre will be held today at 8:30
p.m. and Saturday at both 2:30 -
and 8:30p.m. at Huron High
School Aud.
There will be seven dances
performed by the group's 24
dancers including a solo by
Sylvia Turner. "Check-In
Time" is a collection of slides
and composed tape based on a
summer vacation experience. It
has been organized in collabora-
tion with her artist-husband
Richard Turner.
Other dances bridge the eras
from a group dance to a 15th
century traditional Spanish
song to the present with "Per-.
manent Wave" by Linda Ellis
based on wave-like linear pat-
terns and "Inbach" by the
Dance Workshop.
A free bus will leave the Un-
ion a half hour before each
performance. Tickets are $2.00-
for adults and $1.00 for child-
ren.

'till ( .

,i

I II

I -,I

1

I

F

I

I

L

I

/ f ni

w

LA GUERRE EST FINIE
directed by ALA I N RESNA I S
starring YVES MONTAND and INGRID THULIN
A revolutionary film starring
the hero of "Z"
Friday and Saturday, April 17 & 18
7:00 & 9:30 P.M. -75c
AUD. A, ANGELL HALL
PLUS: The Big Save by Motti.Eidels
from the Chicago Film Festival

F

I

A drawing by Suzy Oxford in 'Generation'

Daily Classifieds Get Results

The writers in Generation are
as yet only imitators, of the
great voices and images, only
occasionally perfecting t h e i r
response to the level of a per-
sonal style and a convincing
emotion.
'II

DIAL 5-6290
HURRY: LAST WEEK!
"FOUR STARS****HIGHEST
RATING... A GRATIFYING
ACHIEVEMENT."
-Wanda Hale, N.Y. Daily News
"EPIC BATTLE OF THE SEXES."
-Vincent Canby, N.Y. Times

.._

,
t

7th Great Week

Academy Award

Winner

BEST FOREIGN
FILM,
"An 'A' for 'Z4 Stands without
peer as a document and thriller."
--Judith Crist, NBC-TV

"A stunning film,
gripping, handsome
and very important
modie."
=National Observer

"The last
thrillers.

word in
Terrific!

-Gene Sholit,
Look Magazine

11

830
Harry
Tuft
SAT.-1 P.M.
WORKSHOP
(free)

RICHARD
BURTON
GENEVIEVE
BUJOZD
~~ IN TH-E
ALWALLIS PRODUCTION
eArrne 9f
dtf fusaz D SV y
LIWYERSAL P TURE .TECtOIUrU MNAvASIMw GP40
Shows at
1:10-3:40-6:15-9:00
NEXT
ANTHONY QUINN
IN
"A Dream of Kings"
* COMING *
"Al RPORT"

I

PREMIERE PRODUCTION OF
HOPWOOD AWARD-WINNING PLAY
PUT-ONr
A COMEDY OF SORTS
by LAWRENCE KASDAN
Directed by HEWITT BRUCE
April 16-19 Rm. 2065 Frieze Bldg.
SHOWS: Thurs., Fri., Sat.-8:30 P.M.
MATINEES: Sat., Sun.-3:00 P.M.
DONATION: 50c

.$LaIs
1421 Kill STREET
1'I9S1

I

i

I

JAMES H. NICHOLSON-SAMUEL Z. ARKOFF peent.
KEIR I SENTA I PLMER
DULEAIBERGER PALMER

=. BEL-A1R CARWASH
FREE EXTERIOR WASH,
with 13 gal* or $1.35 without gas
or
Interior-Exterior Wash 49c
with 15 gal.*
Wax 35c
Daily 8-6 Sunday 8-2
GULF CREDIT CARD ACCEPTED *Must fill up

---HERE

IN ALL HIS ARROGANCE---

JOH S'ON as "THEABBE'
COLOR x .,s3ur.rcno .3n
av MOVIELAB
AN AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL PICTURE
01969 American Internetional Pictures, Inc.

Miles :
Gloriosus * ' %
Foyer of
Angell Hall

FRI. 17th
8:00 P.M.
ENGLISH
and LATIN
SAT. 18th
11:30 A.M.
LATIN

SHOWS
FRIDAY - MONDAY
at
6:45 and 9:00

DIAL 8-6414

I.

SATURDAY - SUNDAY
at
1:45 - 3:45 - 6:15 8:45

Nobody swings
like Kathy and Dale, Natalie and Irv,Thelma and Mike, Liz and Mitch.

CLASSICS DEPT. & PIONEER HIGH

....,

...
.rr

HELD A gWNNTEATRE CORPORATION
H ~ IA A tNA[iOA ENERA .COMPANY
FOH VILLAGE
375 No.MAPLE RD.-769-1300

TIMES -
MON.-FRI.
7:20-9:30

IS THE BEST
AMERICAN WAR
COMEDY
SINCE y
SOUND
CAME
IN:,"
Paulne KaeI.
New Yorker

EXCLUSIVE SHOWING
STARTS 'FRIDAY, APRIL 24th
starring joan baez . joe cocker * country joe & the fish . crosby stills & nashi * orb guthrie .
richie havens . jimi hendrix sontana.john sebastian . sha-no-no. sly & the family stone* ten years after
a film by . the who . and 400,000 other beautiful people.

"There are lots
of laughs and
the sex play is in
the open. A very
high class exam-
ple of the genre
TAKING OFF
WHERE LEERY
COPOUTS LIKE,
'BOB & CAROL &
TED.& ALICE'
ARE GROUND-
ED! In this one
you get an orgy
that's an orgy!"
-Judith Crist,
New York Magazine
""Fun and
games! The film
slips social signi-
ficance between
the sheets. A
wife-swapping
romp!"
-William Wolf,
Cue Magazine

"It is not an amateurish
sexploitational quickie.
It's a hip sleeper! Clever
amusing dialogue that is
often incisive, raw and
significant. Even as you
laugh, which is often,
you're getting a sober,
royal education on the
sexual revolution that is
said to be engulfing split-
level, saran-wrapped
suburbia. 'ALL THE LOV-
ING COUPLES' LEAVES
'BOB & CAROL & TED &
ALICE' AT THE START-
ING GATE!"-
-Bob Salmaggi, WINS

"A GENUINE
RARITY, a film
which is at once
topical (wife-
swapping), por-
nographic (you
really see some
of it), funny and
serious!"
-Archer Winsten,
New York Post
"The couples in
BOB & CAROL
& TED & ALICE'
attempt wife-
swapping but
they can't go
through with it.
In'ALL THELOV-
ING COUPLES,'
THEY JUST DO
IT!"
-New York Daily News
"A movie about
wife-swapping -
nudity... sex...
blunt dialogue...
vitality and rau-
cous humor!"

A

~~A;'II
I t: i,

mi7& 1I-41 ,

i

9,

Back to Top

© 2021 Regents of the University of Michigan