Tuesday, July 10, 2012

News at Eleven: And now [John Townsend] Trowbridge, the forgotten

American hack, will be read again because of this rediscovered "novelette in verse," one of the wittiest and most winning narrative poems since its great precursors, Pope's "Rape of the Lock" and Byron's "Don Juan." "Guy Vernon" really is what its champion William Logan claims: a forgotten--if minor--masterpiece.

The action largely takes place in the years just before the Civil War.

from The Washington Post: Book World: 'Guy Vernon,' by John Townsend Trowbridge, a witty narrative poem


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