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The Green-Room

ISSUE:  Spring 1933

Lawrence Lee, the author of “The Letters,” has been a frequent contributor to the Quarterly since its second number, in July, 1925. Except for a small volume of verse— “This Was Her Country,” published last year in a limited edition, and now out of print — Mr. Lee’s “Summer Goes On,” announced by Scribner’s for spring publication, will be the first collection of his poems. Mr. Lee is a native of Alabama. He was educated at the University of Virginia.

The author of “Wild Genius” has also frequently contributed to the Virginia Quarterly. Archibald Rutledge has published numerous volumes of nature studies and of poems. He is a native of the South Carolina low country which he describes in “Wild Genius.”

Margaret Prescott Montague turned from a novel on which she is now working, to write “A Skit-Scat.” Miss Montague, who divides her time between Richmond, Virginia, and her birthplace, White Sulphur Springs, is the author of numerous books: novels, short stories, folklore.

The many readers who regard “South Wind” as one of the great novels of our time will rejoice that Norman Douglas chose to run through that salver of calling-cards which he had accumulated since 1897, and to recall the “yesterdays” which some of those cards present in his memory. Incidentally, those who now read “Yesterdays” may care to know that Harcourt, Brace will publish this spring a volume by Mr. Douglas under the title, “Looking Back.” “Yesterdays” marks Norman Douglas’s first appearance in the Virginia Quarterly.

Walter de la Mare has contributed to the Quarterly ever since 1925; but his contributions have always hitherto been stories. Witter Bynner has already published poetry in the Quarterly. Besides numerous volumes of verse, he is the author of several plays.

Among Matthew Josephson’s more recent volumes are his “Portrait of the Artist as American” and his “JeanJacques Rousseau.” With “The Younger Generation: Its Young Novelists” Mr. Josephson makes his first appearance in the Quarterly. At present he is working on a study of some of our recent political and financial leaders. “I once throve nervously in Wall Street,” he writes, “for some years, long ago, in the reign of the blessed Calvin; it was an interlude that I was glad to see terminated, for all its momentary plethora. . . .”

“Theatre 1932 New York” is Stark Young’s second contribution to the Quarterly. Mr. Young is dramatic critic of The New Republic, one of the editors of Theatre Arts Monthly, author of two books on the theatre, “Flower in Drama” and “Glamour.” He is himself a dramatist, as well as critic; a poet, short story writer, and novelist. A new novel from his pen, dealing with Southern life from 1859 to 1866, is announced for fall publication.

John Calvin Metcalf’s most recent book is “The Stream of English Biography” (Century). Mr. Metcalf is an associate editor of the Virginia Quarterly. Broadus Mitchell is professor of economics in the Johns Hopkins; he has been a frequent contributor to the Quarterly. Tipton R. Snavely is professor of economics in the University of Virginia. A. B. Shepperson, of the English faculty in the University of Virginia, is at work on a volume on the English burlesque novel of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Charles David Abbott, of the University of Colorado, has reviewed before for the Quarterly. Charles Frederick Harrold is professor of English in the Michigan State Normal College. He has recently completed a work on “Carlyle and German Thought.” Thomas P. Aber-nethy is the author of “From Frontier to Plantation in Tennessee: A Study in Frontier Democracy,” which was reviewed in the Quarterly last October. Andrew Nelson Lytle won his spurs as a military historian through a recent life of General Bedford Forrest. Samuel Gaillard Stoney, author of “Black Genesis,” is curator of the South Carolina Historical Society and an honorary curator of the Charleston Museum. Gerald W. Johnson, the biographer of Andrew Jackson and of John Randolph of Roanoke, is publishing this spring his second novel, “Number Thirty-Six” (Minton, Balch). Mr. Johnson is an editorial writer of the Baltimore Evening Sun. Helen Hill is primarily an economist, but she has written on a variety of subjects for many magazines, including the Quarterly. James South-all Wilson was the first editor of The Virginia Quarterly Review and is still a member of its editorial board.



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