These Unmusical Days

edited by August H. Mason
Copyright 1951
Checked out 1 time in 45 years
Last checked out 37 years ago

This is an anthology of poetry written by graduates and faculty of the University of Alabama in the late 1940s. The poetry in it is competent but not exceptional. Most of it is free verse. The circulation has been abysmal and the pages are yellowing. It seems like a sure discard. However, this volume has considerable historical value. Many of the students had been involved in the war, which the editor refers to as “the war that ended in 1945.” Sprinkled throughout this volume is poetry from their experience. Also, in the biographies, the poet’s participation in the war is noted. So this anthology is something of a time capsule. I doubt there’s much reason to keep it on the shelves of the Albertville Public Library, but I certainly hope the state library has kept a copy on its shelves.

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