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Excerpt from the "Introduction" to Remnants of a Season: The Collected Poems of Robert N. Taylor (Dominion / Ultra) Robert N. Taylor was born in 1945 and grew up in a working-class area on the south side of Chicago. His father, George Ellis Taylor, encouraged him to read and shared with his son his own enthusiasm for European writers like Oswald Spengler and—most importantly— Friedrich Nietzsche. His appetite for books opened up a world much bigger than the narrow parochial boundaries of his neighborhood, but he was never a “bookish” kid. When he wasn’t reading he was lifting weights or hardening...

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