SUNDAY, JANUARY 20, 1924
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
PAGE FIB r
Review of the Magazines
The Yale Review for January bears DOROTHY TYLER finished drawing by Seurat, "Le
its usual phalanx of well-known Cirque." Roger Fry's "Spanish Scene"
names on the cover. That over- ited representatives to its non-polit-, the latter the cult which seems to accompanies his essay on "Salaman-
worked encomium "significant" is ap- ital work. make of the artist a deity incompre- ca." His travel essays take a well-
plicable to much of the content. c of Capitalism" hensible all except the cult itself. chosen path between Stoddard and O.
Wilbur Cross, editor of the Review,L L s fa ley "Men who had made. themselves he- O. McIntyre, if one may presume to
contributes a comprehensive criticism Laurence Laughlin shows the roes by the agony of their efforts 'to say so. There are two reproductions
of "Te Huor o Max eerbhm,"of trying to increase the share of theagn
o The Mor Max Beerbohm,proletariat by destroying capitalism, conquer lucidity were made gods of of paintings by Marie Van Vorst, who
and since the estimate is made t6 proletariatlybyedestroyingshcapitasisus,
and refutes manyill-considered argu- incomprehensibility," Mr. Murry ob- recentl e "missed her
certain extent through comparison, a ens against capitalism serves. One disastrous result of this calling" in writing the thirty novels
short hisTory of the field of humor isa which have won her considerable
the result. A supplement of Max The second half of Katherine Mans- pract e according to the author, has which ha n er onderae
Berom aron Tle fTrefield's Journzal, incluiding, besidesI been thbsarfcn o on artists to1 popularity, and decided to devote her
Natio"showingts "Taltions ofi more personal notes, passagesdfrom the principle of deliberate incompre- life to painting. The people of Adolph
Nations," Frango Gherman of "The Bosn Nes ass'es ardIn Ihensibility, a result to be traced in Doho's Viennese Coffee House and
England France, and Germany, since '"The Dove's Nest" and"The Garden some of the writings of James Joyce, Cabaret remind me that a German
the time of Napoleon, aptly illustrates Party, is published in this issue. In whom Mr. Murry regards, however, a writer has estimated the human face
some of the points of Mr. Cross' ar- reading the journal, as in reading m g
tide Kaherie Mnsfeld' stries a cc-a usan of genius as well as a fool,' as a nsere elongation of the ,lsnsen-
ticle.l Katherine Mansfield's stories, a rec-wietefy }mn teswotaycnl eethlsteeln
ogitinofhrvpriulswile tiele yo ayohr h
"A iitor to the Brownings," ed- ognition of her spiritual quality, even have followed the dicta of the cult is drawings would look well in a
ited by Leonard Huxley, is a group in her more objective monments, is ex-i unrelieved by anything like genius. Schnitzler novel. William Gropper
of letters about tile Browning:, doe-f perienced. urlee yayhn iegnu.Shtze oe. Wlin rpe
of lttes aout he rowing dur peiened.Caroline F. Richardson contributes makes one realize half the appeal of
ing their residence in Florence, writ- John Gould Fletcher, the poet, sets ar , the slap-stick artist with his "Two-
ten from Italy at that time by Walter up a list of requisites for the great "Story Animals." The verse of the Line Syncopations."
R. Cassels. The letters are interest- writer in "The Spirit of Thomas, issue is contributed by Theodore May-
ing both because of Mr. Cassels' ins- H(ardy," and estimates Hardy great nard, Alice Brown, and Archibald Poetry: Edwin Muir's "Reverie" is
pressions of the Brownings "as peo- 'according to them. Mr. Fletcher con- MacLeish; that is to say, it is worth; at once a reminder of Keats and of
pie," and because they are a record siders Hardy's prose and poetry and while. Considerable space is devoted Gray. The former influence is felt in
of the poets' opinions concerning shows that his work is a unified to authoritative reviews of new books. such lines as
many of the litterati of their day. whole, supported by a definite phi- "These lovers never will return
"Modern Marriage" is discussed, loscphy, that of fatalism, which, ac- 'he Dial is always extraordinarily again;
with its historical background, by the cording to the author, explains why well balanced. It would be quite safe That sound has died long since
late William Graham Sumner. The Hardy may fail to appeal to the. age to plan printed sheets for comments within the gloam.
article', which was written in 1902-04' of post-war conditions with its inter- on the magazine with the headings and the latter in these:
might have been written yesterday, est in the newly found ability of man "Drasai," "Criticism," etc. "The dark road journeys to the
insofar as its applicability to presents to analyze his own subconscious self The fiction of the December issue' darkening sky,
conditions is concerned. Mr. Graham rather than in the older Greek view. i includes "The Injured One," by Karel The twilight settles like a cir-
has presented the situation well. He William K. Gregory, associate pro- Capek, the Bohemian writer, whose cling pool,,
has not considered it as a problem. fessor of veterbrate paleontology at alliterative name is linked with the Amy Lowell has two poems, "Sultry,"
In "Common Sense and the League," Columbia University, and a member letters of his drama, "R. U. R." in and "Time's Acre" in this issue. Both
Edward Bliss Reed points out mis- of the staff of the Museum of Natural America. The story, which shows are "intellectually satisfying," as Miss
cenceptions concerning the League, History, in "On Design in Nature" the psychological reactions of a man Lowell demands that all of her poems
and its failures and successes, appar- explains the fallacy of anthropomor- who has been offended, is written shall be. Elizabeth J. Coatswoilth's
ent and real. He suggests that since phism inherent in the teleological with emotional restraint; the prose is "Majesty Walks in the 'Garden;
some form of organization uniting view of nature, and summarizes the that of old legends. How much of Spain," is noteworthy especially for
men of all races and giving them a modern naturalist's conception of the the latter is due to the translator, I its color. "The Lehua Trees" is a
common ground for co-operation is process through which the elaboration do not know. "The Fate of the Baron prose poem by Padraic Colum.
necessary and since the best way to of "design" in nature has arisen. von Leissenbchg," by Arthur Schnitz- "Randolph Bourne" is an apprecia-
decide whether the League is worth John Middleton Murry makes a ler, is a good story, told in his usual tion written by Paul Rosenfeld. This
while is to work with it, America worth while contribution to modern manner. One of his gifts is lending is one of the tributes he pays to Mr.
would do well to "enter through the criticism in "Flaubert and Flaubert"dignity to the risque. Bourne: "Only then (when Bourne
back door" by sending fully accred- I the former denoting the real artist, Art: The frontispiece is an un- commenced to move through the
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The book reviews, with the usual
Dial reviewers, are representative of
the doctrines of impressionism; they
are themselves "works of art." lela-
nora Duse is considered in "The The-
ater," as she was in all of the De-
cember periodicals. Paul Rosenfeld,
in "Musical Chronicle," takes issue
with some of the music critics of the
press for putting on the back the
principals in "two miserable perform-
ances" in Octobei', and for consist-
ently checking their sensibilities out-
side with their rubbers and over-
shoes. Paul Morand's "Paris Letter"
is interesting. In this issue Dr. Oto-
kar Fischer, professor of German
literature in the Karls University of
Prague, succeeds P. Beaumont Wads-
worth as Prague correspondent. Dr.
Fischer states that the first appear-
ance of an O'Neill play in Paris will
soon occur, when either "The Hairy
J Ape" or "The Emperor Jones" will be
Bookman: A review of the Christ-
mas Bookman, with its Yule tree
cover, seems something of an anach-
The only fiction is Fannie Hurst's
"The Spangle That Could Be a Tear,"
which is incidentally a Christmas
story, but mainly a representative bit
of Fannie Hurst's work in the Hu-
moresque manner, and Padraic Col-
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