THE POETRY OF FLIGHT by Selden ed. Rodman
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THE POETRY OF FLIGHT

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KIRKUS REVIEW

One of the most interesting anthologies of this period, in a widely ranged and provocatively selected collection of the literature of the air, prose and verse. Various approaches to the all-pervading power of flying -- the closeness to the ""edge of life"" -- the awareness of a pure medium without earthly limitations -- the comradeship of the calling. From the classics to the moderns. Read for the unique experience an outstanding bit of the prose narrative, Knapsack of Salvation by Langewiesche, describing the physical and emotional sensation of parachuting; and a spare, tense introductory poem by Fleming MacLiesh.

Pub Date: July 24th, 1941
Publisher: Duell, Sloan & Pearce