Books: Light Without Heat

TALIFER—Edwin Arlington Robinson— Macmillan ($1.75).

From his little cabin studio at Peterboro, N. H.'s artistic MacDowell Colony, Edwin Arlington Robinson, dean of U. S. poets, has dispatched another of his quiet psychological narratives. Talifer, fitting with predictable neatness into its appropriate place in the Robinson canon, adds little, detracts not at all, from the reputation its author's earlier books have won him. Repeating in tempo and style its immediate predecessors, it marks another notch in his descent into poetic old age.

Aristocratic Samuel Talifer, an admiral At least, if mot a monarch...

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