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Stark Young

Stark Young was a Mississippi native and a member of the Vanderbilt Fugitive movement. A playwright and critic, He founded the Texas Review and was a drama critic for the New Republic. His most famous novel, So Red the Rose, addresses the American Civil War.


More Encaustics for Southerners

Judgment Days For a long time I wondered at my indifference to Mrs. N——'s opinions on any book of mine. They stood there asserted and kind enough, but I could simply pass them by. She will not miss a book that promises her to be worthwhile, but [...]

The Room Where My Uncle Died

Something about M—— always makes me want to use quotations; I suppose it is because he in his turn is always giving an opinion. He speaks opinions as a Frenchman speaks French or a Greek, Greek. May this serve to excuse me for scattering referenc [...]

Parallels in Italy

This essay is for Southerners. I say this not with an air of bestowing a favor, but because for other parts of the country it can only indirectly have any point, and would mean little. It might even seem rude, which it will easily not be, so long as [...]

Theatre 1932 New York

Spring 1933 | Criticism

The year of 1932 is ended, with its winter premieres and ventures in production, its spring showings, its continuations of what had proved itself a success or fairly successful, its summer of revivals and fresh experiments in groups, little theatres, stock companies, and its autumn productions, with plays succeeding and plays failing, as Broadway moved on toward the famous ebb of Christmas week.