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SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 1921

THE MICHIGAN DAILY MAGAZINE

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A Few Platitudes of FictionAnI Arbor, TheI
(Continued from page 3) however by a sounder psychology and kl'usic Center'
nature standpoint, because, life being a more realistic technique. (Continued from page 1)
not a state but a process, certain emo- After all, we read fiction primarily stars who at the beginning of their
tional and mental culminations are in- to be entertained and not depressed. careers, have sung in Ann Arbor con-
evitable. And it is precisely these TThe appeal of literature as a genius, certs which have helped point them
dramatic acmes in the life of man that and fiction as an included part, being out as Metropolitan material, and some
have been, are and always will be of tndamentally emotional, the repre-
absorbing interest to his contemporar- sentation of sordidness of human lim- others who came here shortly after
ies. Is individual life a panorama or ttions, of the underlying squirrel-in- they were brought to New York by
a series of climaxes? Assuredly the the-treadmill theme must inevitably that organization. When Lucrezia
latter. It may be objecter that mon- oppress and dishearten. Iori, who last May in the Friday night
ontonies far outweighs crises. They do Man wants to be lifted up, carried, if Festival concert here created a near-
only for a brief interlude to a height
in number, but not in importance. furore appeared, she sang on the fes-
numbe s fr, mr igiian n from whence he may survey the unex-
Crisis is far more significant and plored grandeur of his own soul.' tival platform for the first time since
atesmoreil fitally,ristreateid of cor Granting momentarily that we all are her return after the many years in
le r.tive man history a dead level of luckless humans hopelessly imprisoned which her voice was stilled by an
effect or the successive and continual in the cage of life-does not the caged operation on her vocal chord, which
ingress and egress of various dennite animal struggle to be free? So it is
with each of us. Whether we view troved almost fatal to that marvel of
forces? Again the latter. life as a sorry ordeal or as a happy voices today.
Although naturalism has served an task, let us not forget that at all As 'far as can be learned, Pasquale
undoubted purpose we are in danger events art, humanized and universal- Amato, one of the three or four great-
of over-emphasizing its value as a ized by such qualities as idealism., est Italian baritones, sang in Ann
means of artistic expression. How- beauty and imagination, iv one of the Arbor for his first festival appearance,
ever, the objections of the dissenter great reconcilers of mankind to exist- as did Rosa Ponselle, another Metro-
are usually rendered wholly inefficaci- nce. politan star. Margaret Mazenauer,
ous unless he is in a position to offer artist supreme, whose popularity here
some remedial substitute. Were he to~~~~ has long been great, sang in Ann
prophecy or suggest romanticism he THE SHORT STORY CONTEST Arbor for one of her first concerts in
would run grave danger of being men- this country.
tally pilloried as decadent. In order to keep in touch with all But the Metropolitan has not contri-
possible contributors to the Shortbr
Yet this phrase 'decadent" as supt- Story contest, it is thought advisable buted all the "first appearances sn
plied to literature means nothing. Lit-t estival or concert here. In the fall'
erature is not a matter of progressthat all persons reted actively of 1919 when the trio of great Russian,
but of cycles. Although new combina- notify us of their intent to write. violinists came to America, Max Rosen,
tions are possible the inevitable tend- Everyone who is working on a story who is probably second to Heifetz,
ency is to revert to what has gone be- will be given all the time he or she came to Ann Arbor directly from his
fore. Art development is not charac- needs. This is simply to find out who Nw York debut; in fact, the contract
terized by innovation in any perman- is who. Please send in your name, if for this engagement was signed be-
ent sense but by varying emphases, you intend to write, to the Literary fore he landed in this country. Iascha
There are modes, styles, fads, but no dtepirtment of the Michigan Daily.' Hefetz and Toscha Seidel, the other
absolute departures, Thus it may Specifies if possible, the approximate -anitbers of the renowned trio followed
well be, must almost certainly be, date the story will be submitted. the concert of Rosen soon after their
that the fiction of tomorrow will be All nominations. must be in within first premieres.
in the romantic tradition, re-enforced ten days. Noted as the greatest organization
'f its kind in the country today, the
lanzaley String quartete, back in the
yarrs when it was making its first
7 faint stirrings i the musical world
by a few private appearances, came
a Ann Arbor, and in old University
Hall, made its first public appearance
C leanliness3 j5fl iAmerica, an appearance which her-
l UF& & 63 ided a world-wide reputation in the
years to come.
But in a review of the achievements
af the School of Music in the way of
'iscovering artists, the work of the
tChoral Union under the baton of Dr.
Stanley must not be forgotten. In its'
history the organization has included
practiclly all the great choral works
; - of the world, and at least in one case
introduced the work to this country,
> when Ilgar's "Caractacus" was pre-
peseted. In addition, Bossi's "Paradise
Lost" and Wolf-Ferrari's "New Life",
Mwere 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
in your room signifies 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
L Polish girl whose recent debut in New
T r Edison Co York was regarded by one critic as
"more significant that that of Heifetz."
Raoul Vidas, whose work on the violin
Cor. Main & W illiam Sts. in Europe has entitled him to a place
Phone 2300 among the few -really great young
violinists of today, will be heard in
the Symphony series.

Shopping
Thoughts
The Gif t Bird
-is seen here giving Santa an
earful. You'll hear a lot more
about him later. This is merely
an introduction. By the way,
his nest is at Hutzel's.
S-K--R-T-S
-boast a jauntiness t h a t
makes you look twice, yet they
shun the big bright plaids that
fairly shriek. Their wear gives
a a I e t refinement In dress.
They start at $10.
S-W-E-A-T-E-R-S
-of soft wool hi bright col-
ors and new styles are pretty
enough for anyone. They flaunt
winsome novelty weaves and
feature contrast trimmings.
$2.95 up.
W-O-O-L-E-N H-0-S-E
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.
B-L-O-U-S-E-S
-of distinction are our spec-
lalty. We have the n e w e s t
styles - Bramley models, and
everything - in all materials:
Georgette, wash goods, rico-
lette, and crepe do chine
Liberty at Main

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