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Howard Mumford Jones


Report on America

Within This Present. By Margaret Ayer Barnes. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company. $2.50. Bonfire. By Dorothy Canfield. New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company. $2.50. The Disinherited. By Jack Conroy. New York: Covici-Friede. $2.00. Passions Spin the Pl [...]

Battalions of Women

Obscure Destinies. By Willa Cather. New York: Alfred A. Knopf. $2.50. The Sheltered Life. By Ellen Glasgow. Garden City: Doubleday, Doran and Company. $2.50. On the principle of setting a thief to catch a thief, literary destiny has set our women [...]

The Pilgrimage of Van Wyck Brooks

The Life of Emerson. By Van Wyck Brooks. New York: E. P. Dutton and Company. $3.00. "THE Life of Emerson," by Van Wyck Brooks, is not so much a formal biography as a prose poem, not so much a piece of cultural history in the orth [...]

Imagination Does But Seem

Jasbo Brown and Selected Poems. By DuBosc Heyward. New York: Far-rar and Rinehart. $2.00. W. By E. E. Cummings. New York: Horace Liveright. $2.50. The Coming Forth by Day of Osiris Jones. By Conrad Aiken. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. $2.00. Pr [...]

Poetry and Time

Songs Out of Egypt. By Clinton Scollard. Portland: The Mosher Press. $150. Pilgrim Paths. By Mary Coles Carrington. Cedar Rapids: The Torch Press. Release. By Anne Blackwell Payne. Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press. $1.50. Bloodroo [...]

Mr. Lewis’s America

The Nobel Prize Edition of the Novels of Sinclair Lewis: Main Street. Babbitt. Arowsmith. Elmer Gantry. Dodsworth. New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company. $2.50 each.Impossible as judicious appraisal is amid the uproar over the Nobel prize, the appear [...]

Pictura Ut Poesis

Behind Dark Spaces: Poems. By Melville Cane. New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company. $2.00. The Hasting Day. By George Herbert Clarke. London and Toronto: J. M. Den,t and Sons, Limited. 3s. 6d. Pire for the Night. By Babette Deutsch. New York: Jonath [...]

What Price Parnassus

The House of Vanity. By Frank Ankenbrand, Jr., and Isaac Benjamin. Philadelphia: The Liebman Press. $2.00. The Pilgrim Ship. By Katharine Lee Bates. New York: The Womans Press. $2.00. Returning to Emotion. By Maxwell Bodenheitn. New York; Boni and [...]

Backgrounds of Sorrow

Selected Poems of Carl Sandburg. Edited by Rebecca West. New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company. $2.00. The uncritical popular idea of Carl Sandburg is that of a poet who is raw, crude, brutal, an anarchist of rhyme and rhythm, a trampler on all the [...]

On the Slopes of Parnassus

Collected Poems (Revised and Illustrated Edition). By Vachel Lindsay. New York: The Macmillan Company. $3.50. Scarlet and Mellow. By Alfred Kreymborg. New York: Boni & Liveright. $2.00. January Garden. By Melville Cane. New York: Harcourt [...]

Is There a Southern Renaissance?

I A literary prognosis of the United States reveals, I believe, something like the following. The cycle of literary production in the Middle West has reached a pause: the poets who created the renaissance of 1910—Sandburg, Masters, Lindsay—exhib [...]