We greet them heartily enough but often with a slight, uncomfortable restraint—these boys who, donning the uniform, have invested themselves with a maturity beyond their years, and these men whose lives war has simplified to a singleness of purpose [...]
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It is not altogether by chance that artists in narrative continue to use the past tense and make no serious attempt to break the monopoly of the present tense held by smoking-room stories, scholarly resumes, and similar artless products of the urge o [...]
It may be that an apocalyptic last analysis of souls will find all of them simple; but for present earthly purposes it seems reasonable to assume that souls, being closely related to the personalities of their possessors, are not merely simple but co [...]
The Novel in Motley, By Archibald B. Shepperson. Cambridge: Harvard University Press. $3.00. Pamela's Daughters, By Robert P. Utter and Gwendolyn B. Needham. New York: The Macmillan Company. $3.50.
In point of entertainment it might seem at firs [...]
The Life and Letters of John Galsworthy. By H. V. Marrot. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. $5.00.
It is well that the letters of an eminent man should be published soon after his death. Though they may not be needed to combat "the iniqui [...]
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When Tennyson inquired rhetorically, "What know we greater than the soul?" he voiced a f [...]
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In the prosecution of any wholly rigorous Five-Year Plan, no one will be more likely to give trouble than the Comrade Novelist. All would be well if he could but content himself as alert chronicler, discreet amateur philosopher, serviceable propagand [...]
The Waves. By Virginia Woolf. New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company. $2.50. All Passion Spent. By V. Sackville-West. Garden City: Double-day, Doran and Company. $2.50. Maid in Waiting. By John Galsworthy. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. $2.50. Th [...]
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An air of strangeness declares the kinship of numerous and diverse pre [...]
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