THE SELECTED POEMS OF HORACE GREGORY by Horace Gregory

THE SELECTED POEMS OF HORACE GREGORY

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A selection of poems from the last twenty years by the distinguished poet and translator of the Latin poets. In the majority of these poems, indeed, there is a easing remoteness, a severe serenity in which the influence of Latin poetry is felt. Odysseus alternates in myth with R. W. Emerson and Longface Mahoney in confronting the bale of sirens, a New England Paradise and Heaven in a hotel bed. Difficult, chromatic, but exciting poems in which past and present, real and unreal merge, whether the subject is a classic theme or a lament for our cities and our survivals.

Pub Date: Aug. 20th, 1951
Publisher: Viking