Books: Conversation by Millay

CONVERSATION AT MIDNIGHT—Edna St. Vincent Millay—Harper ($2).

Poets have rarely felt so compelled to take account of public interest for good or ill as in the fourth decade of the 20th Century. Putting foot to spade in Europe they have turned over so many clodfuls of dead cultural matter that their most vivid talents. Joyce, Auden, MacDiarmid. Aragon, seem hell-bitten to innocent readers. Among affirmatory fledglings, Revolution or at least the advance of the masses has easily displaced Love and Death as

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