Books: Modern Minstrel

PEGASUS PULLS A HACK — Berton Braley—Minton, Batch ($3).

A "Book of Chronicles" rather than a "Book of Revelation" is Berton Braley's description of his autobiography. Despite the sniffs of critics, Braley has made a good living out of what some people call "poetry." He has published nearly 9,000 "poems" or, according to his reckoning, ten linear miles of poetic feet.

Besides contributing to newspapers and magazines, he has versified for greeting cards, mottoes, calendars, bridge score pads, trade papers in which he...

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