Books: Verse

THE TEMPTATION OF ANTHONY and Other Poems—Isidor Schneider—Boni & Liveright ($2.00).

When the title poem, "a novel in verse" appeared in the first number of The American Caravan, "yearbook of American literature," it was singled out for bold poetic images which justified its existence in poetry rather than prose. Though it is more elaborate and therefore the less effective than Masefield's crystalline novels-in-verse (The Widow in the Bye Street, etc.), its psychological analyses and philosophical comment are nevertheless subordinated to the compelling narrative.

SPRING PLOWING—Charles Malam—Doubleday Doran ($2.50).

Schooled and approved by Robert Frost, a new poet interprets New England hills and fields and...

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