Books: Poetry, Apr. 21, 1941

AND WHAT'S MORE—David McCord —Coward-McCann ($1.75).

THE FACE is FAMILIAR—Oqden Nash Little, Brown ($2.75).

Beneath the surface jitterbugging of the American way of life, destiny seems to be working to establish a relaxed civilization.

If ever and whenever democracy really goes to town, laughter that betrays nobody and expresses all will be a commonplace accomplishment. Fore-echoes of such laughter can occasionally be heard in the light verse of Thomas Temple Hoyne (TIME, Jan. 1, 1940), David McCord and Ogden Nash.

Of the latter two McCord is the more substantially humorous, because he does not, so...

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