‘W. B. Yeats’ [from New Verse new series, I:2, May 1939].

8vo, pp. 45-6, a couple of spots, central crease, else good.


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Offprint of an article from New Verse, loosely an obituary of Yeats who had died in January that year. Lewis was typically ambivalent, referring to the ‘stuffed language’ of Yeats’s early poems. But ‘Yeats has given me a sort of kick: a kind of soft, dreamy kick. I am obliged to him.’

Pound & Grover E214; Morrow & Lafourcade C256.

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