Books: Treasury

THE BRONZE TREASURY—Edited by Harry Kemp—Macaulay ($3). Thomas Tusser, Soame Jenyns, Richard Yago, Theophile Marzials, Selwyn Image— even the name of the 78 minor poets in this anthology of the obscure, like their lives and their verses, are strange, flimsy and exciting. Author Kemp is sensitive to the fine moments when, for each, mediocre talent burned suddenly with an unsteady brighter flame. He writes their brief biographies with understanding and sympathy, better than he wrote his own and similar biography with its perhaps ironic title, Tramping on Life. For him these not...

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