Louise Bogan | Criticism

This literature criticism consists of approximately 4 pages of analysis & critique of Louise Bogan.
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SOURCE: A review of A Poet's Alphabet, in The Sewanee Review, Vol. LXXX, No. 4, Autumn, 1972, pp. 627-29.

In the following positive review of A Poet's Alphabet, Morris states that in this critical work Bogan "finds the strengths of her writers and emphasizes these in deft, bright, compact, and perceptive analyses."

Louise Bogan is a poet who generates affectionate approval. Somewhat the same as for Caroline Gordon among the novelists, the feeling pervades that Miss Bogan never received the recognition due her work; and those who write about her verse go extra weight to correct the imbalance. I think especially of Paul Ramsey's loving essay which begins, "Louise Bogan is a great lyric poet," and ends, "To say that some of her lyrics will last as long as English is spoken is to say too little." On the face of it, Mr. Ramsey would seem to have gone too...

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