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The Green-Room

ISSUE:  Summer 1933

R. l. Duffus is the author of “The American Renaissance,” “Mastering the Metropolis,” and other books. He is a frequent contributor to the New York Times and to various periodicals. As for his more personal biography, much of it will be known to readers of “The Prime of Life.”

A great many readers will not accept as an entirely sufficient explanation the reasons which Frank R. Kent, of the Baltimore Sun, exclusively assigns for President Roosevelt’s astounding initial success. Nevertheless, “White House Technique” is the fruit of long political observation. Ma. Kent is the author of a number of books on political themes, including a history of the Democratic party. This is his first contribution to the Virginia Quarterly.

Robert P. Tristram Coffin has already published both verse and prose in the Quarterly. He is an essayist and biographer, as well as a poet. Among other books Mr. Coffin has published “An Attic Room,” “Book of Crowns and Cottages,” “Laud, Storm Center of Stuart England.” His “Ballads of Square-Toed Americans” is announced for fall publication. Robert Francis, who has appeared before in the Quarterly, was educated at Harvard, taught school in Syria, and now lives in Amherst, Massachusetts. Geoffrey Johnson is one of the younger poets of England. His new volume of verse, “Changing Horizons,” is reviewed elsewhere in this issue. Rives Troubetzkoy has frequently contributed poetry to the Quarterly. In addition to poetry, she has written novels and plays.

“The Golden Age,” “Dream Days,” and “The Wind in the Willows” have made the late Kenneth Graiiame one of the favorite authors of many American readers. Publications by Kenneth Grahame have always been rare, and “A Dark Star” is likely to be among the very few additions to his titles since his death. It was originally a paper which Mr. Graiiame read to the Literary and Dramatic Guild of Pangbourne, near Oxford, where he lived his last seven years. It has been necessary to make some omissions and slight changes such as the editors believed Mr. Graiiame would himself have made in editing the paper for print.

Margaret Waller Freeman makes her first appearance in the Virginia Quarterly with a fable, “The Frog and the Nightingale.” Miss Freeman lives in Richmond, and some years ago was associated with the publication of The Reviewer.

Havelock Ellis, essayist and psychologist, who contributes to this issue a paper on “Madame de Warens,” is now at work on a volume to be entitled “From Rousseau to Proust” (Houghton Mifflin).

James Southall Wilson is the former editor of the Virginia Quarterly. Lizette Woodworth Reese, of Baltimore, has published many volumes, and has often contributed poems to the Quarterly. Her review of Lawrence Lee’s and Geoffrey Johnson’s volumes is her first prose contribution to these pages. George Herbert Clarke has also published verse in the Quarterly. He was formerly editor of the Sewanee Review and is at present on the editorial board of Queen’s Quarterly in Toronto. He is known as a poet, an anthologist, and editor of Browning’s poems. He has long been a student of Lanier. Thomas P. Abernethy, author of “From Frontier to Plantation in Tennessee: A Study in Frontier Democracy,” is at present working on a study of land speculation during the early period of the republic. EMILY Clark, author of “Stuffed Peacocks” and “Innocence Abroad,” has frequently contributed to the Quarterly and to other reviews. Kent Roberts Greenfield, professor of history in the Johns Hopkins University, has made a special study of the Risorgimento. He will publish shortly a volume entitled “Conspiracy in the Open Sun: A Study of Moderate Nationalism in Lombardy, 1815-1848.” John W. Dodds, who teaches English in the University of Pittsburgh, is the author of “Thomas Southerne, Dramatist,” which was published this spring by the Yale Press. Arthur Kyle Davis, Jr., is the author of “Traditional Ballads of Virginia” (Harvard Press) and is at present engaged in collecting for future publication the folksongs of Virginia. Helen Hill is by profession an economist; she is just completing a life of George Mason. Kdd Winfield Parks is a member of the Vanderbilt University faculty. Carroll Mason Sparrow is a physicist and an associate editor of the Virginia Quarterly. Scott Buchanan is the author of “Possibility,” “Poetry and Mathematics,” and “Symbolic Distance.”



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James Southall Wilson Carroll Mason Sparrow John Calvin Metcale  Garrard Glenn

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