ATLANTIC CITY CANTATA by Hugh Chiholm

ATLANTIC CITY CANTATA

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KIRKUS REVIEW

By the author of this long dramatic poem sings, blares, and jangles way to and from a dynamic center of crowd movement. This is set in Atlantic City where ""the weather in better than best"", against the come-on of the huckster, the tired silly loneliness of the matron, the politico-sexual dimension of the business men, the he man brutality of the young men. And the innocence of young love and its gentle perception of eternals, the harsh judgements of the flagpole sitter, symbol of a precarious detachment, cries out against the hollowness, the cheapness and the tragedy of the American made mass mind. Visceral, disturbing, exciting.

Pub Date: June 21st, 1951
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Young