chapter  159
Edmund Wilson, Review in New Republic 1927
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This little book, hardly four inches by five, contains thirteen new poems by James Joyce. Like the poems in Chamber Music, they are all brief lyrics, but they are much better than any but one or two in the earlier book. The pieces in Chamber Music aimed at the music, the lightness and the perfection of Elizabethan songs, and they derived somewhat, at the same time, from the contemporary Irish poetry of JE and Yeats. . . .