A legend for years, downgraded -- and degraded -- at the end of his life, Schwartz remains a fascinating man and poet. Here the great variety of his output is available: translations, drafts for poems, a verse drama, pieces neglected or hitherto unpublished. He tends to write long and flowing lines, at times deliberately echoing Whitman, Rilke, Valery and other admired poets, not only in his translations: "Remember midsummer: the fragrance of box, of white roses/ And of phlox. And upon a honeysuckle branch/ Three snails hanging with infinite delicacy/ Clinging like tendril, flake and thread, as self-tormented/ And self-delighted as any ballerina." Reviewed earlier this year were the following: The City of the Olesha Fruit, by Norman Dubie (Doubleday, $6.95); Designing Women, by Pamela White Hadas (Knopf, $8.95); Praise, by Robert Hass (Ecco, $7.95); Paper Boy, by David Huddle (Pittsburgh, $7.95; paperback, $3.95); Rising and Falling, by William Matthews (Atlantic-Little, Brown, $6.95; paperback, $4.95); Natural Histories, by Leslie Ullman (Yale, $8.95; paperback, $3.95); The Messenger, by Jean Valentine (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, $10); The Poems of Stanley Kunitz (Atlantic-Little, Brown, $12.50; paperback, $6.95); Brothers to Dragons, by Robert Penn Warren (Random House, $8.95); As We Know, by John Ashbery (Viking, $12.50; Penguin paperback, $7.95); and The Collected Poems of Muriel Rukeyser (McGraw-Hill, $17.50).