SUMMER KNOWLEDGE: NEW AND SELECTED POEMS by Delmore Schwartz

SUMMER KNOWLEDGE: NEW AND SELECTED POEMS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The lyricism and questioning quality of Delmore Schwartz' poetry has long since made him one of the more significant of America's younger poets. In this collection consisting of works, both new and previously published, one sees in microcosm the entire gambit through which the contemporary poet has run. Shades of Yeats, the Freudian spectre, Christianity, Marx, the urgent voices of classic sensuality, the uneasy eagerness of the international all filter through here in the lens of Delmore Schwartz' uniquely evocative diction. Uneven, sometimes blindingly communicative, as often obscurely personal, despairing and humorous, here are poems which manifest certainty of craft and poignant ambiguity of perspective. A collection for those with a serious concern for modern poetry.

Pub Date: Aug. 6th, 1959
Publisher: Doubleday