Alfred Noyes | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Richard Le Gallienne

This literature criticism consists of approximately 7 pages of analysis & critique of Alfred Noyes.
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Critical Essay by Richard Le Gallienne

SOURCE: "Alfred Noyes Among the Star Gazers," in The New York Times Book Review And Magazine, May 28, 1922, pp. 9, 22.

In the following review, Le Gallienne criticizes Noyes for having the "idea that to make a great poem you have only to take a great subject and pour over it a kind of poetic sauce."

To have attained any form or popularity is the unforgivable sin with a certain school of critics, who are either very young, or are gloomily middleaged and sour from having hopelessly pursued the popularity they deride, or are political revolutionaries, and regard popular success as a form of capitalism. For them the best seller must of necessity be the worst writer. For this reason Rudyard Kipling, one of the two or three men of genius at present writing in the English language, has long...

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