7 March 1985
Show More The Letters of Hugh MacDiarmid edited by Alan Bold.
Hamish Hamilton, 910 pp., £20, August 1984, 0 241 11220 6Show More
Between Moon and Moon: Selected Letters of Robert Graves 1946-1972 edited by Paul O’Prey.
Hutchinson, 323 pp., £14.95, November 1984, 9780091557508Show More
“... not in the years covered by this selection of his letters. (The earlier ones came out as In Broken Images in 1982.) Alan Bold’s index to the MacDiarmid volume has no entry for Graves, any more than Paul O’Prey’s has for MacDiarmid. The two poets, though contemporaries, might have been inhabiting different planets. And yet the impression one gets from the two books is not dissimilar: both men ...”