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* THE MICHIGAN DAILY MAGAZINE SUNDAY, MARCH 12, 1922
Huxley has strung them together well, read him have three fine books in
and he himself dominates the story. store for them. "Limbo" is a collec-
Aoo snand A t ors He performs a whole series of tricks. tion of short stories, "Leda" is prob
all quite successfully, and all without ably the most original books of poe-
"┬░CROMiE YELLOW" Amiazon-like and rather terrible in seeming consciously to be showing try written since Witter Bynner and
BR E ELLd OW"x Aas e th and "rate terible in off. One of his stunts is to change his Arthur Davison Ficke perpetrated
By Aldoss Huxley aspect, with an "elaborate coiffure of:terhauus
By own markedly individualistic style for their hoax, "Snectra," upon the usus-
(A Review by R. D. S.) a curiously improbable shade of orl that of his characters. He gives in pecting critics; and "Crome Yellow"
ange"; Mary, an amateur intellectual full a righteously persuasive sermon of is a brillinatly written little novel of
A year ago, when Aldous Huxley full a ighso
flapper with an overpowering fear of t ing minister, and he re- exceptional excellence.
published his first book, "Limbo"; T Freudian complexes; the pretty and lates several extracts from Mr. Wim-
humbly chronicled in these columns many-mooded Anne; Jenny, incon- ush's pompously written "History."
my admiration for this young English- veniently deaf, but a demon 'Pepys; Again, blithely skipping through his Knut Hamsun's two autoiograph-
man. Now, upon reading his third Mr. Scogan, garrulous and ever alert tale, he touches lightly on astrology ical stories, "Under the Autumn Stars"
volume "Crome Yellow" (Doran), 11for a victim to act as sounding board astronomy, paleontology, counterpoint, and "A Wanderer on Muted Strings,"
for his erudition; Gombauld, the ar- ancient history, 'theology, psychoan- have been published by Knopf under
find that my enthusiasm is undiminish-~ tist who has gone through cubism and alysis, "new art", spiritualism, sociol- the single title of "Wanderers." This
ed. Huxley is one of the cleverest "come out on the other side"; the ogy, psychology, and kindred arts and book is translated by W. W. Worster,
and, in his light manner, most bril- magnetic Ivor, who is a mean Romeo, sciences, who translated "The Growth of the
liant of the new generation of Eng- and who writes poetry, plays the piano This Huxley is well worth getting Soil" and several of Hamsun's other
s and paints soul pictures on the side; acquainted with, Those who have not books.
hush novelists. He has an active cori-.ir. Barbecue-Smith, a ham novelist
osity about all matters intellectual,' who writes "inspirational books" at ..tHIilIillttIIII11II1ttli1gi tI1Ullillillllillltillitllltllllli:
he has a fanciful imagination, and he the rate of 1500 words per hour; and.
has the ability to write wittily and lastly, the unfortunate Denis, who
Above all-and thi would be such an attractive young man -
if he only had the nerve to do all the
may be his chief fascination-he 'is things he thinks of doing.
different. Today when it is the fash- The action of the book occurs be-
ion for young writers to poke fun the time Denis arrives in Crome and -
at everything venerated by the last the time he leaves. Mrs. Wimbush con-
generation, from the Adam and Eve' sults horoscopes and bets on race
story to Victorian morals and baci horses according to the results; Mr.'
W'"uh reads aloud from his "His--
parlors, Huxley jumps ahead a pace tory" and discusses drains and hogs' F in .1I RF u r s a le
and has an impudent laugh at thc Gombauld dances and paints; Mary
young intellectuals of the present sees ridance of her complexes;Jenn Style, Quality and Economy come with
generation; which is to say, at himself.- ny siible' with a poison pen in her = -
"Crome Yellow", for the lack of iad Mr. Barbecue-Smith confidesto Furs, e e
a better classification, may be called Denis sundry secret methods of be-,= _
a novel. That label, at least, fits it coming rich by writing. And so thi this Drastic ecucton Sale.
better than any other. The plot is time passes, until Denis decides to
about as thick as that of the average leave, at which time the book closes= A Full Line of Coats and Neckpieces at
Winter Garden show, but. for plot, without anything very definite having
Huxley has substituted a lively record happened. 'V'erv Low Prices.
of the random doings and conversa- This bare sketch can hardly give
tions of eight or ten rather unusual an adequate view of 'iCrome Yellow".t l o s
people, gathered together at Crome, I hope I have not made the book=small payment will reserve your selection inour
the home of Henry Wimbush. sound uninteresting, for it is anything storage vault, Free
The party includes the genealogi- but that. It is composed of a number
cally inclined Henry Wimbush, deep in of ideas and incidents-probably the ALL SUITS AND DRESSES ARE MARKED
the composition of the monumental accumulation of many months, scrib DOWN TO $1915
"History of Crome"; Mrs. Wimbush, tiling in the author's note book. But G
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