THE VALIANT MUSE by Frederic W. editor Ziv


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The poets that lost their lives in the World War are represented in this collection with an average of two representative poems -- and the anthology bears out the editor's claim that literature lost immeasureably in the vast holocaust. The high level of distinction, the amazing maturity of thought (no doubt often the result of the war experience they were facing), and with it all a zest and freshness and working philosophy that gives one pause. The subject of the war predominates, naturally -- but it is shot through with beauty of nature, nostalgic homeward glances, passion, and sometimes humor, touched with cynicism. England and America have contributed their quota.

Pub Date: April 3rd, 1936
Publisher: Putnam-Minton, Balch