U.S. At War: Inopportune

Most inopportune book of the month is The Dry Season, a slim, sage green volume of 17 poems by Malcolm Cowley, sometime literary editor of the New Republic, now chief information analyst of the Office of Facts and Figures. Congressman Martin Dies recently charged Cowley with having had "seventy-two connections . . . with the Communist Party and its front organizations."

Two of the poems in The Dry Season seem designed to make Dies lift his calculations to 74.

"Tomorrow Morning" is an appeal to the "Mechanics of the morning, you of the blunt hands, the sensitive fingers," to remember in the society...

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