1 MAY 1941, page 22

Poets Of The Recent Past

THIS is a tempting title to the tiny but specific minority to whom the names on the dustcover—" Hardy, Housman, Hopkins, the Imagists, the Sitwells, Eliot, Yeats, Auden "—are......

Those Laurels . Again

Keats. By'Betty Askwith. (Collins. I2S. 6d.) "To add another to the long list of books on Keats seems demand, if not an excuse, at least an explanation." This is ho Amy Lowell......

Fiction

NOVELS are bad lately. They go on being bad—that is to say, dullish, competent, readable. How often in too many, many months has one had to resort to the two latter adjectives......