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Critical Review by David Kalstone

SOURCE: "Charms to Stave Off the Executioner," in New York Times Book Review, August 2, 1970, pp. 5, 22.

In the following review, Kalstone offers a positive view of To See, To Take.

To See, To Take, Mona Van Duyn's title, like our first verbs, sounds innocent at the outset, fierce and telling later on. Infinitives in certain languages are imperatives as well; and so they are here, in poems where seeing and taking are urgent as well as pleasurable activities:

     And now, how much would she try
     to see, to take,
     of what was not hers, of what
     was not going...

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