Books: Stephen Crane, Poet

THE COLLECTED POEMS OF STEPHEN CRANE — Knopf ($2.50).

Few people nowadays read the late great Author Stephen Crane, though 30 years ago he was a pride of the U. S. His Red Badge of Courage is still considered one of the best war books ever written. A first-class though uneven prose writer, as a versifier he was uniformly second-rate. This book reprints all his poems, including four discovered among his papers in Jacksonville in 1928 and printed in The Bookman last April.

Newspaperman, war correspondent, Author Crane's metrical thoughts on newspapers are...

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