Howard Nemerov | Literature Criticism Critical Review by Robert Richman

This literature criticism consists of approximately 9 pages of analysis & critique of Howard Nemerov.
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Critical Review by Robert Richman

SOURCE: "Death and the Poet," in The New Criterion, Vol. 6, No. 5, January, 1988, pp. 72-7.

In the following review of War Stories, Richman discusses existential themes in Nemerov's poetry as a whole.

"They say the war is over," writes Howard Nemerov in "Redeployment," one of his most memorable early poems. "But water still / Comes bloody from the taps." Today, thirty-seven years after writing these lines, Nemerov's whole outlook on life is still haunted by the memory of war. This is the impression one has from Nemerov's new book, War Stories: Poems about Long Ago and Now. Nearly a third of the poems in this volume have their source in the poet's experiences, between 1942 and 1944, as a flying officer in the Royal Canadian Air Force, and as a...

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