Louise Bogan | Criticism

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SOURCE: "A Seasoning of Wit," in The Saturday Review, Vol. XXXVIII, No. 52, December 24, 1955, p. 24.

Untermeyer was an American poet. In the review below, she lauds Selected Criticism.

When one has read through Louise Bogan's Selected Criticism, seventy essays written over a period of twenty-five years and ranging through the whole of the contemporary literary terrain, with an occasional salute to the past (as in the case of Goethe's 200th birthday celebration), one feels this author possessed not so much of a point of view as a point of vantage—at the living center of the culture she has inherited and cherished and to which she has contributed. Secure, here, she has exposed her own sensibility to the sensibility of each personality under consideration, and this juxtaposition must have yielded rewards to Miss Bogan as it does to her readers.

Throughout—but especially with the major figures—one feels...

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