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ISSUE:  Autumn 1940

This issue of The Virginia Quarterly Review is the last under the editorship of Lawrence Lee, who retires to continue his writing and teaching. The retiring editor will he succeeded by Archibald Jiollincf Shepper-son, Associate Professor of English at the University of Virginia, and author of “The Novel in Motley, n History of the Burlesque Novel in English,” published by the Harvard University Press. Mr. Sheppcrson is now at work on a biography of John Paradise. William Jay Gold will continue as managing editor.

Laxvrence Vernsxvorth, as staff correspondent of the London Times and special correspondent for The New York Times, covered Republican Spain from its birth to its dentil and was president of the foreign correspondents there. He was on The Nation’s Honor Roll for 1937. lie has written for The Economist, The Fortnightly, and The New Statesman in England; for Foreign Affairs, Current History, The New Republic, National Geographic, The Commonweal, and other American periodicals. lie contributes “The Vatican in World Politics.”


Albert Giu’rard, Sr., whose “Reflections on the French Disaster” is published here, has contributed many articles and reviews to The Virginia Quarterly Review. A teacher of general literature and an important and prolific writer, he has written “A Preface to World Literature,” published recently by

Holt. His critical work has also appeared in periodicals such as Books of the New York Herald Tribune, to which he is a frequent contributor.

Sean O’Faoldin has written frequently for these pages, but never with more charm and importance than in “The Warder.” Author of several books of brilliant fiction, he has had another novel published by Viking in August under the title, “Conic Back to Erin.” Longmans, Green have recently issued his unusual travel volume called “An Irish Journey.”


D. H. Lawrence was not well known as a playwright during his lifetime and it will be of peculiar interest to his followers and to other readers to see the excellence of the Luwrcncc hand in the lines of “The Married Man,” which has its first presentation to the public in these pages. Six of the typed pages of the play were lost many years ago, but it will be. obvious to any reader that no essential or important pnrt of the work is missing. A short story by D. H. Lawrence, “Delilah and Mr. Bircumshaw,” was published in the Spring 1940 issue.


Walter de la Mare is known, wherever English is read, as the author of one of the most individual and charming bodies of lyrical poetry that wc have had in our time. With the growing of world chaos his view has altered but has not dimmed, as may be seen in “The Vision.” David Morton, a distinguished poet and teacher now working at Amherst, Massachusetts, has become celebrated for his exquisite sonnets. He extends and deepens this reputation in the sequence called “Pedestrian.” Mr. Morton has published numerous volumes of poetry during the past years.

Edward W els miller is the author of the book of lyrics called “The Deer Came Down,” published by the Yale University Press. He is now a graduate student at Harvard University. The poem by him in this issue of the Quarterly is called “What Fear Remains.”


Harry Elmer Barnes, who writes “Europe’s War and America’s Democracy,” is a writer of political comment for many papers in this country. He is the author of a vast number of books and articles on history, social science, and criminal law, and has lectured at many universities and forums throughout the United States.

Samuel Glanckoff is a young American who lias done very promising and distinguished work in the woodcut, bringing to his medium a freedom and a verve which few artists have achieved

in this kind of art. His work is handled by the E. Wcyhe Gallery in New York City. We reproduce here bis “Portrait” and “Boy and Cat.”


John Fante is a young writer of great charm and power, as will be seen in the story which we publish, “A Nun No More.” His latest book, “Dago Red,” is being published this fall by Viking. His earlier work, “Wait until Spring, Bandini,” received critical attention of an enthusiastic nature.

Robin Douglas writes of his great father, Norman Douglas, in “Ah! There You Arc!” He is now writing in the United States. This is one of the earliest pieces of his work to appear in the periodicals of this country.


Havelock Ellin might have written this dispassionate analysis of the German in “A Survey of German Genius” with the present hour in mind. The Virginia Quarterly Review feels honored in presenting this essay, which so thoroughly disestablishes a theory cherished by the rulers of contemporary Germany. Work by the late author of this essay appeared also in the Spring 1940 issue of the Quarterly under the title of “Letters to an American.”

THE reviewers: Herman Jieuhema is a Lieutenant Colonel and a professor of economics, government, and history at the United States Military Academy. He is a celebrated teacher and lecturer in his professional field. . . . Edward D. McDonald is a professor of English at Drexel Institute.

He has compiled several important bibliographies, including one of the writings of D. H. Lawrence. He is also a critic who has contributed reviews and literary articles to several periodicals throughout the country. . . . John P. Peters is John Slade Ely Professor of Medicine at Yale and associate physician at the New Haven Hospital. He wrote “Medicine and the Public” for the Winter 1939 issue of the Quarterly. . . . Harold J. Rut-tenberg has contributed articles to Harper’s Magazine and other excellent periodicals in this country. He is Research Director of the Steel Workers’ Organizing Committee. . . . Tyler Dennett has written several authoritative books on the Far East, a biography of John Hay, which was awarded a Pulitzer Prize, and other books and articles. He here comments on material of which he has a specialist’s knowledge. . . . Charles T. Harrison, professor of English at the College of William and Mary, is a frequent contributor to the pages of the Quarterly. He is a specialist on the Seventeenth Century. . . . Walter B. Cannon is a doctor and an eminent member of the

Harvard Medical Faculty. He is famous for his support of the democratic idea in Spain through his direction of the American Bureau for Medical Aid to Spain. . . . Henry Norris Russell is the author of “The Solar System and Its Origin,” among other distinguished work in his professional field. He is professor of astronomy at Princeton University, with a worldwide distinction for his work. . . . T. E. Wood is a Canadian author, journalist, and editor. He is now in residence in the United States, where he is continuing his writing. He contributed “French Canada and the War” to the Summer 1910 number of the magazine. . . . Manning L. Daucr is a member of the faculty of history and political science at the University of Florida, and an editor and writer in his professional field.


Edited by Lawrence Lee

William Jay Goldy Managing Editor

Advisory Board John Calvin Metcalf  James Southall Wilson

Garrard Glenn  Carroll Mason Sparrow

Hardy C. Dillard  Archibald B. Siiepperson

Ashley G. Davis, Secretary

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