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Spring 1931

Spring 1931

Volume 7, Number 2

  • Aldous Huxley’s “Tragedy and the Whole Truth”
  • Raymond Leslie Buell’s “The Liberian Paradox”
  • Broadus Mitchell’s “A Blast Against Economists”
  • Daniel Gregory Mason’s “The Lesson of the London ‘Proms’ ”
  • Stories by Aldous Huxley, Raymond Leslie Buell, Broadus Mitchell, and Daniel Gregory Mason
  • Poetry by Allen Tate, Louis Untermeyer, Frances M. Frost, and Amelie Rives Troubetzkoy
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Spring 1931

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Tragedy and the Whole Truth

There were six of them, the best and bravest of the hero’s companions. Turning back from his post in the bows, Odysseus was in time to see them lifted, struggling, into the air, to hear their screams, the desperate repetition of his own name. The survivors could only look on helplessly, while Scylla “at the mouth of her cave devoured them, still screaming, still stretching out their hands to me in the frightful struggle.” And Odysseus adds that it was the most dreadful and lamentable sight he ever saw in all his “explorings of the passes of the sea.” We can believe it; Homer’s brief description (the too poetical simile is a later interpolation) convinces us.



Author Profiles

Allen Tate (1899–1979) was one of the leading writers of the South in the twentieth century.

Aldous Huxley (1894–1963) was one of the major intellectuals of the twentieth century and author of numerous works, including the classics Brave New World and The Doors of Perception.