POETS OF OUR TIME by Rica Brenner


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Companion volume to Ten Modern Poets, including Stephen Benet, Archibald MacLeish, Vachel Lindsay, T.S. Eliot, Sara Teasdiar, W.H. Auden, Stephen Spender, Elinor Wylie, W.B. Yeats. Biographical and critical appraisal, with many illustrations from the verse of the poets, and with selective lists of the work of each one. A book that should have value for older readers, for anyone interested in contemporary literature and not already steeped in modern poetry. It is a sound middle-of-the-road point of view, objective, balanced, and sufficiently stimulating to the interest and enthusiasm to carry one on to reading the poets with deeper understanding and sympathy. The touchstone of modernity lies, she feels, in the attitude of freedom, in variety of subject matter and treatment, and in the interpretation of human values in forms of modern environments.

Publisher: Harcourt, Brace