Books: Poetry

ANOTHER TIME—W. H. Auden—Random House ($2).

AUTUMN JOURNAL — Louis MacNeice —Random House ($1.50).

English poets have seldom left England —the Christian world's poetical home base—except on scholarly vacations or for their health or reputation's sake. Yet two able-bodied English poets are now more or less permanently quartered as wage earners in the U. S. Louis MacNeice is teaching at Cornell, Wystan Hugh Auden at Manhattan's New School for Social Research. And Auden, probably the most spectacular English poet alive—and one who in 1937 received, at his King's hands, the King's Gold Medal for distinguished literary services—is now on his way to becoming...

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