Howard Nemerov | Critical Essay by Ross Labrie

This literature criticism consists of approximately 53 pages of analysis & critique of Howard Nemerov.
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Critical Essay by Ross Labrie

SOURCE: Labrie, Ross. “The Later Poems.” Howard Nemerov, pp. 104-42. Boston: Twayne Publishers, 1980.

In the following essay, Labrie discusses Nemerov's books of poetry from New and Selected Poems to The Western Approaches, emphasizing the ways in which the poet reconciles imagination and reality.

New & Selected Poems, published in 1960, contained fifty-eight poems, of which only fifteen were new. Included among the new poems, however, was a major work—“Runes.” The collection is a transitional one, a culmination of the themes and motifs of the 1950s and a prelude to the more intricate and reflexive poems of the 1960s. Nemerov described “Runes” as both a “summary of many years' partial preoccupation with its subjects and illustrations” and at the same time as the &#x...

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