TIMES THREE by Phyllis McGinley
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This volume of ""Selected Verse from Three Decades with 70 New Poems"" is most ably introduced by W. H. Auden whose plaudits for this light versifier are handsome indeed, and whose brief analysis of the differences between male and female poetry is entertaining. In sections of The Fifties, The Forties, The Thirties, are long and short poems of the world around her, of matters domestic, of incidents in the news, literary notes, travel, Christmas, suburban life, of the depression and the war, and of family life. With a diversity of subjects and a delight in serendipity, with an accuracy of observation that is precision-tooled and with an engaging felicity these pieces- some of which are favorites of many years- should have their audience among followers that have missed -- or lost -- earlier volumes, collectors of her work and new comers to the field of light verse.

Pub Date: Sept. 23rd, 1960
Publisher: Viking