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November 13, 1921 - Image 15

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Few Platitudes of Fiction Ann Arbor, The p
(Continued from page 3) however by a sounder psychology and JtliU C Center S pping
standpoint, because, life being a ore realistic technique (Continued from page 1)
state but a process, certain emo- Ater all, we read fiction primarily stars who at the beginning of their
and mental culminations are in- to be entertained and not depressed. careers, have sung in Ann Arbor con-
le. And it is precisely these The appeal of literature as a genius, certs which have helped point them
ti acmes in the life of man that and fiction as an included part, being out as Metropolitan material, and some
been, are and always will be of fundamentally emotional, the repre-
ing interest to his contemporar- sentation of sordidness of human lima- others who came here shortly after
individual life a panorama or tations, of the underlying squirrel-in- they were brought to New York by
es of climaxes? Assuredly the the-treadmill theme must inevitably that organization. When Lucrezla
It may be objecter that mon- oppress and dishearten. Bori, who last May in the Friday night
es far outweighs"crises. They do Man wants to be lifted up, carried, if Festival concert here created a near-
nber, but not in importance. only for a brief interlude to a height furore appeared, she sang on the fes-
ds s fr mre ignficnt ndfrom whence he may survey the unex-
is is far more significant and plored grandeur of his own soul. tival platform for the first time since
more fit for treatment as art Granting momentarily that we all are her return after the many years in
ial. Finally, is the record of col- luckless humans hopelessly imprisoned
e man history a dead level of . which her voice was stilled by an
or the successive and continual in the cage of life-does not the caged operation on her vocal chord, which -is seen here giving Santa an
animal struggle to be free? So it is earful. You'll hear a lot mbre
s and egress of various definite s proved almost fatal to that marvel of arful oul er a ls mre
with each of us. Whether we view about 1im- later. This is merely
? Again the latter. life as a sorry ordeal or as a happy voices today. an introduction. By the way,
sough naturalism has served an task, let us not forget that at all As far as can be learned, Pasquale his nest is at Hutzel's.
bted purpose {we are in danger events art, humanized and universal- Amato, one of the three or four great- S-K-I-R-T-S
er-emphasizing its value as a ized by such qualities as idealism, est Italian baritones, sang in Ann
3 of artistic expression. How- beauty and imagination, is one of the Arbor for his first festival appearance,
the objections of the dissenter great reconcilers of mankind to exist- as did Rosa Ponselle, another Metro-
sually rendered wholly inefficaci- ence. politan star. Margaret Mazenauer,

ous unless he is in a position to offer
some remedial substitute. Were he to
prophecy or suggest romanticism he
would run grave danger of being men-
tally pilloried as decadent.
Yet this phrase "decadent" as sup-
plied to literature means nothing. Lit-
erature is not a matter of progress
but of cycles. Although new combina-
tions are possible the inevitable tend-
ency is to revert to what has gone be-
fore. Art development is not charac-
terized by innovation in any perman-
ent sense but by varying emphases.
There are modes, styles, fads, but no
absolute departures. Thus it may
well be, must almost. certainly be,
that the fiction of tomorrow will be
in the romantic tradition, re-enforced

In order to keep in touch with all
possible contributors to the Short
Story contest, it is thought advisable
that all persons interested actively
notify us of their intent to write.
Everyone who is working on a story
will be given all the time he or she
needs. This is simply to find out who
is who. Please send in your name, if
you intend to write, to the Literary
department of the Michigan Daily.
Specifies if possible, the approximate
date the story will be submitted.
All nominations must be in within
ten days.

Ileauty and
- Cleanliness

artist supreme, whose popularity here
has long been great, sang in Ann
Arbor for one of her first concerts in
this country.
But the Metropolitan has not contri-
buted all the "first appearances in
festival or concert here. In the fall
of 1919 when the trio of great Russian
violinists came to America, kax Rosen,
who is probably second to Heifetz,
came to Ann Arbor directly from his
New York debut; in fact, the contract
for this engagement was signed be-
fore he landed in this country. Jascha
Heifetz and Toscha Seidel, the other
members of the renowned trio followed
the concert of Rosen soon after their
first premieres.
Noted as the greatest organization
of its kind in the country today, the
Flonzaley String quartete, back in the
years when it was making its first
faint stirrings in the musical world
by a few private appearances, came
to Ann Arbor, and in old University
Hall, made its first public appearance
in America, an appearance which her-
alded a world-wide reputation in the
years to come.
But in a review of the achievements
of the School of Music in the way of
discovering artists, the work of the
Choral Union under the baton of Dr.
Stanley must not be forgotten. In its
history the organization has included
practically all the great choral works
of the world, and at least in one case
introduced the work to this country,
when Elgar's "Caractacus" was pre-
sented. In addition, Bossi's "Paradise
Lost" and Wolf-Ferrari's "New Life",
were given what was, if not their first
American presentation, at least their
first in the central West.
In this year's pre-Festival concerts
the School of Music is continuing with
the policy of not only obtaining great
artists, but also of selecting a few of
the young stars who have not yet
acquired the fame which would entitle
them to a place merely on their repu-
tation. Probably the greatest of these
is Erika Morini, the brilliant young
Polish girl whose recent debut in New
York was regarded by one critic as
"more significant that that of Heifetz."
Raoul Vidas, whose work on the violin
in Europe has entitled him to a place
among the few really great young
violinists of today, will be heard in
the Symphony series.

-boast a jauntiness t h a t
makes you look twice, yetthey
shun the big bright plaids that
fairly shriek. Their wear gives
a q u i e t refinement in dress.
They start at $10.
--of soft wool in bright col-
ors and new styles are pretty
enough for anyone. They flausit
winsome novelty weaves and
f e a t u r e contrast trimmings.
$2.95 up.
In other years only the skater,
but this year every woman who
wears Oxfords - and you know
that's most of them - likes
Woolen Hose. A large display,
from $1.50 up.
-of distinction are our spec-
ialty. We have the newest
styles - Bramley models, and
everything - in all materials:
Georgette, wash goods, .rico.
lette, and crepe de chine
Liberty at Main

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