Mizener, Arthur
April 1953
New Republic;4/13/53, Vol. 128 Issue 15, p18
This article presents information regarding the book "The Forlorn Demon, Didactic and Critical Essays," by Allen Tate. Strategically this constitutes an extremely effective angle of attack, the more impressive because it was not specially calculated for the purpose of a book, Tate has written these essays over several years but it is, like another, an angle of attack, and what Tate is doing is something better than critical maneuvering, he is deploying the whole human understanding, and a very full and quite beautifully disciplined one. But its full value is clear only in the ordered complexity of a complete essay.


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