THE DEVIL'S PICTURE BOOK by Daryl Hine

THE DEVIL'S PICTURE BOOK

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A new poetical project has made its debut with this series of four slim volumes of verse. They are charming in format, and better than average in content, and serve to introduce contemporary poets of England, Canada and America to the public. Any Day by K.W. Gransden is perhaps the best. He believes that poetry should be ""straightforward in its language but not in its attitudes"" and his verse, readable and interesting, lives up to these standards. Hardly less interesting is Michael Bullock's Sunday Is a Day of Incest. His contribution is in the strangeness of beauty and the beauty of strangeness. Daryl Hine is a young Canadian whose talent is recognizable if immature, and Brian Higgins is an even younger- only 21- British poet. The publishers are performing a real service- and the initial choices here show critical discrimination as well.

Pub Date: April 20th, 1961
Publisher: Abelard-Schuman