THE SEA, SHIPS AND SAILORS Poems, Songs and Shanties by William -- Ed. Cole

THE SEA, SHIPS AND SAILORS Poems, Songs and Shanties

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Even doughty seafarers will find it difficult to travel comfortably through this cumbersome variety of verse dealing with far too many aspects of the sea from the days of Lord Byron to our own. Many of the sections overlap and the sea shanties, as the editor himself points out, fail miserably in the absence of musical accompaniment. Most of the selections are not truly poetry, many of them are silly, and if one is able to plough through all of them, he is likely to be quite seasick by the time he closes the book.

Pub Date: Oct. 16th, 1967
Publisher: Viking