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Signed Endorsement, 3 February 1939, of author Ludwig Lewisohn (1882-1955) of book Slow Wall, Poems New & Selected, by Leonora von Stosch Speyer.
Manuscript, 3 February 1939, of author Ludwig Lewisohn (1882-1955) is a signed endorsement of the book Slow Wall, Poems New & Selected (New York: A.A. Knopf, 1939) by Leonora von Stosch Speyer (1872-1956).

Lewisohn indicates here in a few words some of the criteria by which he judged the effectiveness of a literary work, especially poetry. "I have been reading and re-reading SLOW WALL-the old poems and the new-and find myself charmed and stirred, as I expected to be, by the density of texture, the depth of the music, the intellectual satisfactoriness of the poems," he writes. "They offer complete poetic experiences. They are achieved wholes. How rare that is today! I am sustained and encouraged by the firmness and elevation of this book."


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