BD. Edmund Blunden: Secondary Materials

172. Review of Japanese Garland (18). TLS, 20 September 1928, p. 662.


Finds that ‘Japanese life does not seem to have furnished Mr. Blunden with any novel or original inspiration’ and that he has not been able to ‘adopt another country’, even though in these poems his ‘suggestible mind has hovered in acquiescent meditation over certain materials offered to it’ and has ‘here and there recognized what was its own, whether by analogy, affinity, or opposition’. See the prefatory note in Near and Far (27) for Blunden’s response to such propositions.







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