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Critical Review by David Bromwich

SOURCE: Bromwich, David. A review of The Western Approaches. Georgia Review 30 (winter 1976): 1027-30.

In the following excerpted review, Bromwich says that Nemerov's The Western Approaches exhibits influences from William Butler Yeats, W. H. Auden, and Robert Frost.

Since his entrance in the late 1940s into the ranks of the then reigning Auden school, Howard Nemerov has been a poet of many voices, most of them effective and some of them his own. In a penetrating review of Mr. Nemerov's third volume, The Salt Garden, Jarrell remarked—only half-sorrowfully, because half-admiringly—“the specter which is haunting this particular book: middle and late Yeats; you find half of Yeats's pet words and rhythms, his rhetorical use of the word maybe, even. And whenever Mr. Nemerov sees a gull he starts to sound like ‘The...

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