Reviewed in the LRB, volume 41 number 14, 18 July 2019

Books reviewed in volume 41 number 14 of The London Review of Books (18 July 2019).

New Selected Poems of W. S. Graham

W.S. Graham

Seamus Perry writes:

Many poets end up having a hard life but W.S. Graham went out of his way to have one. His dedication to poetry, about which he seems never to have had a second thought, was ...

W.S. Graham: Selected Poems

Michael Hofmann and W.S. Graham

Seamus Perry writes:

Many poets end up having a hard life but W.S. Graham went out of his way to have one. His dedication to poetry, about which he seems never to have had a second thought, was ...

The Train Was on Time

Heinrich Boll

Michael Hofmann writes:

Heinrich Böll was born in 1917, awarded the Nobel Prize in 1972 (the first German writer thus honoured since Thomas Mann in 1929 – Hermann Hesse having adopted Swiss ...

In Love

Alfred Hayes

Lucie Elven writes:

‘Dark, Dantean, witty’, Alfred Hayes saw himself as personifying ‘a new sort of “young generation”, the lyric poet of the New York working class, of the strike ...

My Face for the World to See

Alfred Hayes

Lucie Elven writes:

‘Dark, Dantean, witty’, Alfred Hayes saw himself as personifying ‘a new sort of “young generation”, the lyric poet of the New York working class, of the strike ...

The Girl on the Via Flaminia

Alfred Hayes

Lucie Elven writes:

‘Dark, Dantean, witty’, Alfred Hayes saw himself as personifying ‘a new sort of “young generation”, the lyric poet of the New York working class, of the strike ...