Christopher Ricks, 16 September 1982
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University of Notre Dame Press, 154 pp., £11.85, June 1982, 0 268 00852 3Show More
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“... evocation of places (the West Riding, the Arctic Circle, Cambridge or California) and of people (Douglas Brown, Yvor Winters, an early love, fellow-sailors), his touch in this prose is less secure than in either the kind of prose which he has most practised or the poems which figure within the book as at once asides and nubs. You may say, and believe, that ...”