Alfred Noyes Further Reading - Essay

Further Reading

(Poetry Criticism)


Tobin, James Edward. "Alfred Noyes: A Corrected Bibliography." Catholic Library World XV, No. 6 (March 1944): 181-84, 189.

Revised and expanded bibliography, first published in October 1941, of works by Noyes and criticism about him.


Hamilton, Clayton. "The Youngest of the Epics." The Forum XLIII, No. 5 (May 1910): 550-58.

Negative assessment of Drake. Hamilton contends: "It is not in his subject-matter but in his handling of it that Mr. Noyes shows himself defective."

Le Gallienne, Richard. "Mr. Alfred Noyes's Poems." The North American Review 183, No. 9 (7 December 1906): 1179-182.

Lauds the stylistic and thematic diversity of Noyes's verse.

——"Brilliant Verse by Alfred Noyes." New York Times Book Review XIII, No. 14 (4 April 1908): 183.

Mixed review of The Golden Hynde.

Payne, William Morton. "Recent Poetry." The Dial XLV, No. 531 (31 August 1908): 60-4.

Commends the patriotism of the poems comprising The Golden Hynde.

——."The Mermaid Company." The Dial LV, No. 652 (16 August 1913): 107-09.

Deems Tales of a Mermaid Tavern "a work so shining with beauty, and so opulent in poetical power, that it is difficult to find words with which to do it justice."

Additional coverage of Noyes's life and career is contained in the following sources published by the Gale Group: Contemporary Authors, Vol. 104; Dictionary of Literary Biography, Vol. 20; Twentieth Century Literature Criticism, Vol. 7.