Spender, Stephen
March 1953
New Republic;3/23/53, Vol. 128 Issue 12, p19
The article provides information on the book "Europa and the Bull and Other Poems," by W.R. Rodgers. The poems included in this book have been objected severely as Rodgers has assaulted readers with an armory of poetic blunderbusses. It has been viewed that Rodgers is more sensitive to alliteration and onomatopoeia than to words, and more intoxicated by sensations than exact in metaphor and imagery. However insensitive his methods, Rodgers writes the kind of poetry he wants to write, and in a long poem produces the effect of a big design, like a long-stretched, roughed-in cartoon.


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