Books: U. S. Poems

FRESCOES FOR MR. ROCKEFELLER'S CITY — Archibald MacLeish — John Day ($.25). U. S. Poet-of-the-year is Archibald Mac Leish. whose Conquistador (TIME. April 11, 1932) won him this year's Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. Like Proseman Ernest Hemingway, Poet MacLeish writes in a masculine style of quiet violence: his sparsely punctuated assonant verse often sounds as if it were spoken out of the cor ner of his mouth. That the greatest U. S. captains are not industrial, in Poet Mac-Leish's opinion, is indicated by his title. The six poems in Frescoes for Mr. Rochefeller's...

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