SUNDAY, JULY 18, 1926
THE SUMMER MICHIGAN DAI Y
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THE TESTAMENT OF DOMINIC
BURLEIGH: by Godfrey Elton.
Houghton Mifflin company, Boston.
Burleigh's testament is revealing
and deeply' emotional, yet it does not
satisfy. It i complete, yet it does not
appease the appetite. As one reads
there is the feeling that something is
lacking but still the story is nicely
rounded out. It does exactly what it
starts out to do, and that is the aim
of all good books.
To quote the subtitle, it is "The
strange story of a war hero who read
his own obituaries and sat down in
protest to write the naked truth about
himself." Burleigh is an English Don
and a poet, which brings one into the
intimate contact of the secluded life
from whir~ h isnr xn .lnc.
live its "best seller" popularity but at expression that is to be seen
least it is good literature-one of the abundantly in "Pathfinders."
best written books of the year. j -B. L. P
"THE GATES OF DOOM" by Rati
LILITHt: by George Stirlling. Mac- Sabatini; New York: lought
millan, NewYork$,51.0. 3lifflin.Co,, $2.00.
if one has anticipated "Lilith" by In a note at the beginning Mr. Sab
reading in the June issue of The Am- tini explains at some length thei
erican Mercury that great epic of the creasing struggle that he has had
air, "Pathfinders," by George Stirling, keep his earlier and less mature wor
one is apt to be at first dissatified by from the yearning arms of his Ame
this poem-play by the same man for in can public, how he has been forced
4"Lilith", there is a kind of tired sigh, give way reluctantly before the d
a feeling of despair that shows mand and must present this, like, h
through all of the poetry, not only he- other early books, in all of its und
cause there is despair in the story but developed and yet fresh youthfulne
because, also there seems that quality hoping that it will be accepted f
subjectively in the verse, as though what it really is, etc.
the author were portraying, not only "The Gates Of Doom" consists of t
in the series of events but in the words fascinating adventures of the myst
of the verses themselves, the very tone sous Jacobite agent, publicly known
of his own mind. 1Captain Jenkyn, whose variety of i
T s " " trigues would have stupefied the buil
IThe implications of "Lilith" are
more powerful than convincing. She ers of the classic wooden horse a
whose subtle devices for making h
i.; the spirit of passionate love, a
double-dealing, witch sort of a person own movements for the Stuart cau
who offers to men their only ecstasy in England baffle first the governme
in a world of pain and confusion. and then his own colleagues in t
Si th,,."~. ., cause. He is the cool deliberate supe
MUSIC EDUCATION IN AMERICA:
By Archibald T. Davison (Associate Established 1887
Profesor of Music at Harvard ui.
versity). Harper & Brothers, New
"Music Education in America" is a $
powerful indictment of the present "
system of musical education in vogue ,
in America. Dr. Davison is Associate ", "
Professor of Music at Harvard Univer-
sity, and conductor of the Harvard a
Glee Club. which under his inspirationO" #
gave up seven years ago the common-
place songs usually associated with
college glee clubs and turned its at-
tention to the finest music, achieving
! an extraordinary success, and setting
the example for many other musical
organizations. He has made a special
study of musical education and what
he says is based on wide experience
and an unquenchable faith in the capa-
city of the American public to enjoy
the best music if only they are given
"Why", asks Doctor Davison, "are
we not a musical people? "Because
we are musically uneducated or mis-
educated." And he proceds to analyze
our whole system of teaching music i
the schools and colleges, and to slio
its faults and how they can be recti-
tied. The book while of great impor-
tance for educators, is recommend(,
to everyone who is interested in the
future of music in America.,
is u eAic ne is torn, who enlists anreti u is the central iaie ngure whoj_
blecause, as an Englishman would say, in the strength of his passion for hero of a high powered romance and
it is the proper thing to do. He is Lilith kills his own father and then the affairs of his life form a veritablee
ordered to the front inwardly quaking abandons the prize he has won. See- detective story. Throwing this char-
with terror to be sent home shortly ing no answer to the riddle of life he 'acter into relief is the villainous one
afterward bearing a slight wound and still condemns his witch love after, of Viscount Pauncefort who is as base
a medal for heroic action under fire. travelling all over the world and al- as the hero is noble, and between them
There he disappears and is listed as though he sees nothing to give him is the eternal woman.
dead. His friends and the newspapers hope he still hopes and will not par- ! 1r. Sabatini's apology has of course
immediately set to work to memorial- take of the pagan ecstasy that brought anticipated any criticism. The book
ize the excellency of his character about his ruin, has sufficient allusion to be called a
and his poetry and to loudly bewaila drama, "Lilith," is something quasi-historical romance, chapters
the fact that the war had taken such new and there are possibilities of
a promising example of youth away great effectiveness in its production most iraculous, having their founda-
from them. for in its own mood it is a powerful tion in recorded fact. It is light read-
But Burleigh is not dead as the war work. The quarrel that I have with ing and excellent entertainment for a
office thinks he is for he has deserted it is that the mood is not that of hu-ot afternoon.
and joined a nondescript gang of de- inanity but that of so completely de- --R. L. P.
serters.uBut intruthahe is dead, for tached a symbolism that one istempt
the Burleigh who finally finds his way ahe ed to slight itssyblm very n human i condem- C a sfe d
back to England is a totally different nation and read it with the detach-
man from the one who left at the be- ment which is possible in symbolic as LOST A. T. 0, jeweled sister pin be-
ginning of the war. He has come to against direct expression. tween 'niversity golf course and
he conclusion that he is a unregener- The "poetry of George Stirling is lich. Union. Return to C. J. Lund-
ate coward, a fool, a liar, and a hypo- enough to make the book worth read- liust, Dial 9588. 920 Lincoln. Re-
crite. He gradually reaches the point ing and we have only to come upon ward. 24-25-26
where he can boldly stand up and ad- suchas__ge___cureas_
mit his imperfections, he believes he such a single picture as
has had a rebirth in what he has gone h"Come if thou hungerest, The sun is TYP EW R ITIN G
through whereby he has gained new high.-Y ErTI
strength. Now crawls the thick-lipped honey PROMPri,Y AND NHATLY DONF
The book is written with that finesse from the bowl. ( 1 7 Nickels
of feeling that one would expect to And oaten cakes are pleasant" VJe e I' U 1 Arcade
find in a poet's prose and'yet it is a to feel that here is the same power of The Typewriter and stationery store
deep and interesting psychological
study. Mr. Elton has combined the
art of both the poet and the novelist
in this little volume. It is notably A Demand Filled A Trial will
well written and constructed. It is I
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feeling of the character during his
mental distress. Above all it is sin- j.HARRY HARPER Our Specially
Dominic Burleigh is not merely!BaXler for Prepared Lunches.
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The tale is heartlessly written to this
end. Perhaps this book will not out- T l
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