Louis Untermeyer (review date 15 June 1913)
SOURCE: Untermeyer, Louis. “Deborah: Mr. Abercrombie's Verse Drama of Life among Fisher Folk.” New York Times Book Review (15 June 1913): 357.
[In the following review, Untermeyer assesses Abercrombie's verse drama Deborah as one of the finest examples in its genre of its day.]
Just as the critics have proved, to their own satisfaction, that the classics are dead, that restraint and nobility of thought have perished beneath the blows of a savage and incoherent realism, that a sonorous blank-verse drama cannot be written to-day except possibly in slang, Mr. Lascelles Abercrombie is discovered—and smash go all their solemn predictions and glum...
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