Books: Novel in Verse

HOXSIE SELLS HIS ACRES—Christopher La Farge—Coward-McCann ($2).

Latest member of the artistic La Farge family to make his literary bow is Christopher, in a 224-page poem which he modestly calls "an American novel in verse." A patriotic poem, Hoxsie Sells His Acres sings not of arms and men but of Rhode Island land-lovers. A nostalgic tribute to a land that has seen its best days, it has fluency and charm, tells its low-keyed story with sentimental conviction. Walter Hoxsie's farm on the Rhode Island shore had been in his family for generations....

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