Books: Proseman's Poem

Proseman's Poems

A GREEN BOUGH—William Faulkner— Smith & Haas ($1.75).

Many a man fancies himself most in a role that would surprise his friends. Clowns are notoriously tragic actors. Often prose-writers break out into a poetic itch, and if the rash is compelling enough, even break quarantine and show themselves in public. Author Faulkner, with a prominent but still embattled reputation as a proseman, now comes forth with a small (72-page) book of poems. It is his second such venture (in 1924 he published The Marble Faun) and only deep-dyed Faulknerites will find...

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