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John Hyde Preston


Poetry, Giants, and Lollypops

Hale's Pond. By James Whaler. New York: Harold Vinal, Ltd. $2.00. Good Morning, America. By Carl Sandburg, New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company. $3.00. John Brown's Body. By Stephen Vincent Benet. Garden City: Doubleday, Doran, and Company. $2.50. [...]

Aesthetics and Religion

At a time in our American history when we are being constantly assured, perpetually warned indeed, that faith is withering and dying in our midst, that the "younger degeneration" regards religion as something like an old-fashioned practical [...]

Comedie Intellectuelle

Laughing Truths. By Carl Spitteler. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons. $2.00. Variety. By Paul Valery. New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company. $3.00. I "COMEDIE Intellectuelle!" — the words are M. Valry's; it is his ideal, the p [...]

Portrait of an Epicurean

The little town of Enfield can claim singular distinctions. Lamb, long a resident, has paid his tribute; it was the place of Keats' student days; and it is further graced by the fact that in the later forties a certain very unremarkable child used to [...]

Edna St. Vincent Millay

It is remarkable in one who has done all her work within the last fifteen years—years of tremendous change and revolt in poetry—that she should bear away so little, so extraordinarily little, of the revolutionary hall-mark. And that fact by no me [...]

Three American Poets

Personce. The Collected Poems of Ezra Pound. New York: Boni & Liveright. $3.50. Tristram. By Edwin Arlington Robinson. New York: The Macmillan Company. $1.50. Animula Vagula. By Leonard Bacon. New York: Harper & Brothers. $1.50. [...]

A French Critic

Messages. By Ramon Fernandez. New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company. $2.50. Before I take up what is really vital in Ramon Fernandez's "Messages," I must needs deliver myself of a very definite irritation—an irritation that evolves [...]

Aubrey Beardsley - Man and Artist

Aubrey Beardsley—the Clown, the Harlequin, the Pierrot of His Age. By Haldane Macfall. New York: Simon and Schuster. $6.00. One always associates him, somehow, with decorative things. He seems to belong among them, to be part of them. It is [...]