Phyllis Webb, “Lament”, “Poetics Against the Angel of Death”, and “Sitting”

In “Lament” Webb says that everything is wrong in life. In “Sitting” she recommends withdrawal from life as the only way of coping with an “extraordinary world.” In view of this philosophy, what is it that leads her, in “Poetics Against the Angel of Death,” to “run ragged to elude” death?

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