Books: E Pluribus Duo

SELECTED POEMS—Allen Tate—Scribner ($2).

THE MAN WITH THE BLUE GUITAR & OTHER POEMS—Wallace Stevens—Knopf ($2).

Unlike dissatisfied Europe, which produces communists and anarchists in national hotbeds, American dissatisfaction produces protestants in sectional cold-frames. And unlike the run of U. S. protestants, who protest only against any interference with their consumption of daily bread, many U. S. poets protest that that daily bread is so full of holes that it is more like daily starvation. Some of them, to get more literary nutrition, have gone to Europe: Missourian T. S. Eliot lives in England; Idahoan...

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