Cummings in the past few years has received the recognition that his talent, as America's first lyric poet, deserves. 95...

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95 POEMS

Cummings in the past few years has received the recognition that his talent, as America's first lyric poet, deserves. 95 Poems published justs five weeks before Charles Norman's biography, The Magic Maker (Macmillan)- see p. 735, this issue, sustains this reputation, without really adding to it. These are love poems chiefly, dedicated to ""Marian"", and if some of the earlier wit and mischief are lacking, they are replaced by a broader maturity. Here again is the famous lyricism, the love of loveliness, the piquant paradox, and of course, the individual typography. In his collected poems one already discerned his great fault of repetitiousness. It is here again, but some will feel one cannot get too much of a good thing, while others will hope for a sharply selective ultimate volume of his 25 top poems in a jewel-like volume. The market- poetry lovers in general, fans in particular. There will be a limited signed edition at $12.00

Pub Date: Oct. 8, 1958

ISBN: 0871401819

Page Count: -

Publisher: Harcourt, Brace

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Oct. 1, 1958