A narrative poem is a hurdle -- and a subject squeezed dry through the years is another. This author lacks the inventive...

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A narrative poem is a hurdle -- and a subject squeezed dry through the years is another. This author lacks the inventive power and imaginative treatment that would be needed to compass both. The story is self-evident; the highlights, from the dreams to the stake, are inferior in handling. Alternating blank verse and rhymed stanzas. Overladen with cliches -- vocabulary pedestrian -- characterization negligible. Pass it up.

Pub Date: June 8, 1937

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Macmillan

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: June 1, 1937