BEHIND THE LINES A Book of Poems by A.A. Milne

BEHIND THE LINES A Book of Poems

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Thank goodness, the English can still laugh. And if you can't sell the war serious, here's a chance to sell the war comic. From pungent parody to sardonic satire range these poems, in Milne's lively, strongly rhythmical style. The war at home, -- refugees, blackouts, gas masks, butter ban; the war abroad, where Milne venomously vies at Hitler and his clique, at Stalin, and all their cohorts. These poems constitute a kind of diary of the first nine months,with prose footnotes explaining the circumstance that gave rise to each poem. Milne has a well-defined market.

Pub Date: Nov. 4th, 1940
Publisher: Dutton