Louise Bogan | Criticism

This literature criticism consists of approximately 3 pages of analysis & critique of Louise Bogan.
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SOURCE: "Collected Lyrics New and Older," in New York Herald Tribune Books, December 28, 1941, p. 8.

Deutsch was an American poet, critic, novelist, and translator. Although some critics find her poetry stresses intellect to the detriment of emotion, her work is generally well-received. Deutsch's Poetry in Our Time (1952) is a respected study of modern poetry. In the following review, she compares Poems and New Poems to the work of earlier poets and expresses approval that Bogan has not changed her style to conform to current literary fashion.

In the four years that have elapsed since her last volume was published, Miss Bogan, working with her accustomed scrupulousness, has produced comparatively little. As the title of the present collection suggests, most of the lyrics [Poems and New Poems] contains will prove familiar to her public. One may regret that, for the sake of a thin sheaf of new poems, one must...

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