By Linda M. Shires (auth.)

ISBN-10: 1349178640

ISBN-13: 9781349178643

ISBN-10: 1349178667

ISBN-13: 9781349178667

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September journal,' first appearing in Horizon, has been reprinted in Stephen Spender's The Thirties and After: Poetry, Politics, People 1933-1970 (New York: Random House, 1978). See pp . 69--102. Spender has omitted five personal paragraphs in the later publication. See A. Walton Litz , 'Revi sing the Thirties,' Sewanee Review, 87 (Fall 1979) pp . 66(}-{). 4. A. T. Tolley, ThePoetry oftheThirties (London: Victor Gollancz, 1975) p. 376. 5. Robert Hewison, Under Siege (London: Weid enfeld & Nicolson, 1977) pp .

New Verse, which itself had come into existence because of Auden, did not return after May 1939. It was an unexpected end since the April issue began a 'new series'. But in May, Grigson realized that the time for New Verse was over. In his last issue he wrote a review of Auden's In Time of War. It is a tribute to Auden, an elegy for what Grigson felt was best in the thirties, and a pessimistic prophecy for the future of art. He wrote: .. ' Auden is now clear, absolutely clear, of foolish journalists, Cambridge detractors and envious creepers and crawlers of party and Catholic reaction and the new crop of loony and eccentric small magazines in England and America.

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