UNION STREET by Charles Causley

UNION STREET

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Report repeated from the December 1st, 1958, bulletin, when scheduled for earlier publication, as follows: ""This is a gay book of lyric verse by a young British poet-- not that some of the poems do not have a grave and sometimes tragic theme, but the poetry is so fresh, the imagery so keen, that the general effect is one of light spontaneity. For most of his poems Mr. Causley has used the ballad form, but his subjects are the most modern and his point of view, at once discerning, witty and colorful, is very much his own. The volume has an enthusiastic introduction by Edith Sitwell who finds that most of the poems 'dance like waves' while some are 'very strange, beautiful and deeply moving'. A remarkable little volume in which the spirit of lyric poetry seems to have for once in a way been recaptured.

Pub Date: June 2nd, 1959
Publisher: Houghton, Mifflin