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Frederick P. Mayer

Author

Fiction Back to Earth

The Moon is Down. By John Steinbeck. The Viking Press. $2.00. Islandia, By Austin Tappan Wright. Farrar and Rinehart. $3.00. Man Cannot Tell. By Philip Lightfoot Scruggs. Bobbs Merrill Company. $2.75. Rogue's Legacy. By Babette Deutsch. Coward-McCan [...]

Two Irish Novels

A Nest of Simple Folk. By Sean O'Faolain. New York: The Viking Press. $2.50. Shake Hands with the Devil. By Rearden Conner. New York: William Morrow and Company. $2.50. As artists, the novelists of Ireland of our time have always seemed to me defi [...]

Letters From the Great

The Letters of Sir Walter Scott, 1808-1811. Centenary Edition. Vol. II. Edited by H. J. C. Grierson and Others. London: Constable and Company, Limited. 18s. Letters of Robert Browning. Collected by Thomas J. Wise. Edited with an Introduction and not [...]

Reality Again

Three Hxemplary Novels and a Prologue. By Miguel de Unamuno. New York: Albert and Charles Boni. $2.50. The Sweet Cheat Gone. By Marcel Proust. New York: Albert and Charles Boni. $3.00. Bystander. By Maxim Gorki. New York: Jonathan Cape and Harrison [...]

Ten Modern Novels

The Road of the Gods. By Isabel Paterson. New York: Horace Livcright. $2.50. The Woman of Andros. By Thornton Wilder. New York: A. and C. Boni. $2.50. The Great Meadmv. By Elizabeth Madox Roberts. New York: The Viking Press. $2.50. Long Hunt. By Ja [...]

Six More Biographies

The Man Charles Dickens. By Edward Wagenknccht. New York: Houghton Mifflin Co. $4.00. Alexander Pope. By Edith Sitwell. New York: Cosmopolitan Book Corporation. $5.00. The Life and Strange Adventures of Daniel De Poe. By Paul Dottin. New York: The [...]

Enter the Author

Dodsworth. By Sinclair Lewis. New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company. $2.50. Victim and Victor. By John R. Oliver. New York: The Mac-millan Company. $2.50. Hunky. By Thames Williamson. New York: Coward McCatm, $2.50. The Unlit Lamp. By Radclyffe Hall [...]

The Biographical Mania

Life of Matthew Arnold. By Hugh Kingsmill. New York: Lincoln McVeagh, The Dial Press. $4.00. Life of Bach. By C. Sanford Terry. New York: Oxford University Press. $7.50. The Development of English Biography. By Harold Nicolson. New York: Harcourt, B [...]

Honesty and a Book Review

Black Sparta. By Naomi Mitchison. New York: Harcourt, Brace and Co. $2.50. Blight. By Ann Rice. New York: Payson and Clarke. $2.50. That Bright Heat. By George O'Neil. New York: Boni and Liveright. $2.50. Farcivcll to Youth. By Storm Jameson. New Yo [...]

Power in Novels

Adam's Breed. By Radclyffe Hall. Garden City: Double-day, Page, and Company. $2.50. From Man to Man. By Olive Schreiner. New York: Harper and Brothers. $2.50. The Immortal Marriage. By Gertrude Atherton. New York: Boni and Liveright. $2.50. T [...]

The Real and the Unreal

The World of William Clissold. By H. G. Wells. New York: George H. Doran Company. 2 vol., $5.00. The Silver Stallion. By James Branch Cabell. New York: Robert McBride and Company. $2.50. The Romantic Comedians. By Ellen Glasgow. New York: Double [...]

The Sad Story of Romance

There was a time when those of us who dwelt on the banks of the Ohio River or the Mississippi heard the tooting of steamboat whistles and the sing-song of "Annie Laurie," played with discord and abandon on a steam organ. If we were near eno [...]

Craftsmanship in Some Modern Novels

The Happy Tree. By Rosalind Murray. New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company. $2.50. The Old Countess. By Anne Douglas Sedgwick. New York: Houghton Mifflin Company. $2.50. The Allinghams. By May Sinclair. New York: The Mac-millan Company. $2.50 [...]

H.M. Tomlinson: The Eternal Youth

Because his book is labeled fiction, H. M. Tomlinson, with the publication of his first novel, "Gal-lions Reach," is gaining fame. Before, Tomlinson, essayist and traveler, enjoyed but a limited distinction. Recently, however, and mainly th [...]

Ideas or Ideals?

Amok. By Stefan Zweig. New York: The Viking Press. $1.50. From Day to Day. By Ferdynand Goetel. New York: The Viking Press. $2.50. The Road Back. By Erich Maria Remarque. Boston: Little, Brown and Company. $2.50. The Pure in Heart. By Franz Werfel. [...]

George Meredith: An Obscure Comedian

When I was very young, people used to tell me—good people all of them, but ill advised— that some day I would close my Byron and take up my Wordsworth, and that some day I would give over my Meredith and take up my Hardy. Well, I was a perverse c [...]

The Business of the Novelist

Clara Barron. By Harvey O'Higgins. New York: Harper and Brothers. $2.00. Cloud Cuckoo Land. By Naomi Mitchison. New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company. $2.50. The Farthing Spinster. By Catherine Dodd. New York: George H. Doran Company. $2.50. [...]