Books: Disguised Voice

One cause of the present neglect of poetry is that too many young ears confused the voice of the poets with the voice of their old English teacher. From England last fortnight an attempted corrective arrived in the U. S. Called The Voice of Poetry, it consists of six phonograph records* containing recordings of 30 English poems, recited by English Actress Edith Evans. A well-chosen anthology, it contains such favorite pieces as Shakespeare's sonnet ("When to the sessions of sweet silent thought . . ."), Blake's The Tiger, Lewis Carroll's Father William, John Masefield's Cargoes. What lifted the hackles on...

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