Alfred Noyes | Critical Essay by Joseph Slater

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Critical Essay by Joseph Slater

SOURCE: "Voice from the Past," in The Saturday Review Of Literature, August 10, 1957, pp. 31.

In the following review, Slater notes that A Letter to Lucian And Other Poems keeps up a poetic tradition likened to that of Patmore, Belloc and Chesterton.

When Alfred Noyes was twenty-seven, he wrote a poem for the seventieth birthday of Algernon Swinburne, which Swinburne liked so well that he invited his young admirer to dinner (lamb, mint sauce, beer) at "The Pines." Now, fifty years later, there comes a new volume of poems by Noyes, A Letter to Lucian and Other Poems, which Swinburne would have liked even better and in which, except for a few phrases like "a strong contingent of the F.B.I." and a hymn about the bodily assumption of the Virgin, he would have found almost nothing new or puzzling.

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