Raine, Kathleen
June 1952
New Republic;6/23/52, Vol. 126 Issue 25, p18
The article presents information on several poems by British poets. These poems are as follows: "Collected Poems," by Keith Douglas, "Elegies for the Dead in Cyrenaica," by Hamish Henderson, "Poems and Satires," by Robert Graves, "Europa and the Bull," by W.R. Rodgers and "The Golden Bird and Other Poems," by Anne Ridler. Douglas, a young officer killed in Normandy a few days after D-Day, after surviving the North African campaign which gave him the subject-matter of his finest poems, may be compared with Wilfred Owen. His small output notwithstanding, he is by many seen as the finest of the war poets. A poet of the first world war, Robert Graves, includes one war poem that serves as a reminder that poets of this war have, after all, added little to what was then said and experienced.


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