OPINION

June 24, 1956

WALTER DE LA MARE: London, 23 – The great British poet Walter de la Mare died at his home in Twickenham yesterday at the age of 83. A poet with an extremely rich imagination, he knew how to choose words, both in poetry and prose, with inconceivable possibilities, a talent for which he was often compared with Tennyson… He was born in Charlton, Kent, to a Huguenot family. He began to write in 1895 but until about 1908 he wrote under the pseudonym Walter Ramal. Walter de la Mare was not only one of the most distinguished poets and short-story writers in modern English literature, he was also one of the 20th century’s most distinguished writers of children’s stories and poems. THEOPHYLAKTOS PAPACONSTANTINOU: An elegant tome written by the journalist and sociologist Theophylaktos Papaconstantinou has just been published under the title «Communism’s New Line.» It is an objective and clear analysis of the tactics employed by the Soviet Union since the death of Stalin, as set out in the decisions taken at the 20th Congress of the Soviet Union’s Communist Party.