Letters, Jan. 16, 1939

Poets, Poetasters, Poeticules


In re poet, -s, -asters, -icules under Books in the issue of Dec. 26, my curiosity will allow me no peace.

What college is currently graced by attendance of the brilliant sophomore who perpetrated that six-column atrocity ?

It is difficult to decide which is grossest: the vapidity of the introductory apologia; the cant of the individual critiques; or (he high-handed inanity of the whole approach.

The effort is reminiscent of the gentleman who, observing Apollo's Hyperborean journey, declared emphatically, "I shall compass this in terms of Quately's logic, or bust."...

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