THE SILVER SWAN: Poems of Mystery and Romance by
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THE SILVER SWAN: Poems of Mystery and Romance

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The subtitle describes the theme and forecasts the audience designation. The collection should be available for the private perusal of all moonstruck teenage girls whose symptoms have always been best recognized by the romantic poets, who have occasionally been accused of inducing the condition and too seldom praised for the comfort they can provide through one of life's more trying stages. What this collection assures is the finest of the form, a rich selection made from over the centuries and a variety of styles. The most outstanding of the familiar seem to be here, but there are a great number included that do not continually show up in anthologies. The editors have provided notes for the various groupings of poems, which, though brief, offer a guide to reader insight. This should prove to be a welcome companion volume to their The Crystal Cabinet: An Invitation to Poetry.

Pub Date: June 13th, 1966
Publisher: Holt, Rinehart & Winston