Winter 1941 • Vol. Book Reviews |

Poetry and Belief

Robinson Jeffers: The Man and His Work. By Lawrence Clark Powell. San Paqual Press. $2.50 The Spiritual Aspect of the New Poetry. By Amos N. Wilder. Harper. $2.50 Directions in Modern Poetry. By Elizabeth Drew in collaboration with John L. Sweeney. Norton. $2.75 Mr. Cleanth Brooks recorded lately, not without the pride of the possessor, that it was the accused modern poets who had the true scope and breadth of experience, that the public who condemned them was in truth in the Ivory Tower. If the three books at hand are evidence of a tendency, Mr. Brooks's attitude will not long be an exclusive heresy. The three have little enough in common; but they are all very bothered about the importance of the experiences in belief published by the poets (actual and potential) with whom they deal. Mr. Powell's book is not peculiarly about experiences in belief, but it is not peculiarly about anything except, as its forthright title states, Robinson Jeffers. As criticism, it seems

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