Books: Recent & Readable: May 13, 1940

DIRECTIONS IN MODERN POETRY—Elizabeth Drew & John L. Sweeney—Norton ($2.75). The most matter-of-fact book about modern poetry yet published. Examples of the work of 40-odd practitioners, from Pound to Dylan Thomas, are closely discussed, with an eye to showing just where in the modern world the modern poets stand.

THE MORNING IS NEAR US—Susan Glaspell—Stokes ($2.50).

When Lydia Chippman was 15 she was sent away from home. She was never told why. At 35, returning, she deeply needed to know what no one would tell her, and stared, through enigmas, relics, last-gasp confessions, upon...

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