A brilliant critic and essayist brings together a significant group of his essays and reviews. Here -- it seems to me -- is the way literary criticism should be handled. There is enough of the human, the anecdotal, in dealing with figures in the literary world, without sacrifice of the fundamental critical approach to their work; there is interesting give and take in the process of placing them with and against their predecessors and contemporaries. Emily Dickinson, Hart Crane, Ezra Pound, John Peale Bishop, Edna Millay, Archibald, MacLeish, T. S. Eliot and others, are included. For your intellectual market. For public libraries and college libraries. For classroom use.