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SUNDAY, JANUARY 8, 1922

T'HE MICHIGAN DAILY MAGAZINE

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"BR ( (O M" A New Magazine, Published
in Italy by Americans
(By G. D. E.) 'about it. It is like Knut Hamsun's ' article, "The Function of Criticism," persons writing such stuff always nau-
. novel by that name except that it deals a most surprising thing. A couple of seates me.
Editorial note: This is the first with a whole family instead of one months ago I found Aiken larruing in- "Maple-Sugar Song," an interpreta-
of several articles dealing with person. I don't know when I have read to Mencken publicly for the latter's tion of an Indian lay is, I think, rather
some of the new magazines. anything of deeper pathos, of more methods of criticism, and here I find excellent. It breathes a simple hIs-
A month or so ago, through the kind- genuine artistry, of more lasting ef- him using the Mencken tenets over logy, the endless charm of primitive
feet in the mind of the reader. It alone and over again. The article is good, life. It is in free verse.
ness of Robert Frost, I was introduced is worth tar more than the price of and I therefore presume that Aiken's
to the first issue of "Broom," a month- the whole magazine. former article was a bit of profesion- Bansbino's Beginning," h abtaniel
ly magazine published in Italy by Am- The frontispiece poem "Lake," by a jealousy. of a sophistry to suit me. It isn't
ericans. As a combination of print Bayard Boyesen is an extremely beau- "Lilacs," by Amy Lowell, I can't bad, but it is somewhat superficial.
craft and literary craft, it is easily the tifTh thing in rhyme and rhythm. even read-and I rather like Amy Then I find some satires in verse;
best periodical since the ill-fated A sort of expressionistic story is Lowell. I think that she must have what Edward Arlington Robinson,
"Aarma," by Wallace Gould. I can- smoked an especially vile stogie be- Ezra Pound, Maxwell Bodenheim, Al-
"Seven Arts." notay much for it and I feel that if fore writing it' fred Kreymborg, Robert Service, and
"Broom" is especially well put up. the iuthor had been more expansive "He Laughed at the Gods," a story Robert Frost would have to say on
A stiff paper cover bearing the "Fab- e would have had a better piece of by James Oppenheim, is especially Einstein, if they were to say anything
riano" brand is in itself distinctive. work.f ine. It stands next to "Bunger." about him or his theory. These things
In fact all the material used in the 1bfipg a Maf, shrdlu ETAOI Oalla "In the Dock," by Walter de la Mare, were written by Louis Untermeyer,
printing is far above that in use by "A Union of Beggars," by Manuel is such a poem as Carl Sandburg but the same thing has been done be-
any magazine of note in this country. Komroff is an odd sort of story. I am might write, except that it has rhyme. fore, several months ago. Wasn't it
The paper is high-grade throughout; daimnin my weak memory because I I like it very much. in "Vanity Fair?" And wasn't it done
the pictures are all pasted in. cannot think in which publication itJ "The Soul of an Artist," a story by by Louis Untermeyer? I am not cer-
The editors of "Broom" are Harold; was that I read a similar story. Oh, J. D. Beresford, has taken better with tain. Anyway, satires, above all, need
A. Loeb, Alfred Kreymborg, and Giu- I have it! It was in a volume of Rus- various of my friends than it has with to be new in point of attack.
seppe Prezzolini. In the November sian short stories from the Modern me. I think it is a little maudlin, a "America Invades Europe," by Em-
issue, which is the first issue, Kreyin-Library, a union-of-thieves story, little childish in places, but I cannot ma Veronica Sanders, ta an article
borg's name appears with such others "The Outrage-A True Story," by Al- say that it is bad, and the writing, dealing with the extension of our lit-
as James Stephens, Conrad Aiken, eksandr t IKuprin. Komroff is also a technically, is sound throughout. erary efforts beyond our own borders.
Amy Lowell, James Oppenheim, Wal- Ruasian, if his name means anything. "Hospital Nights," by Lola Ridge, I like it very much. "America-made
ter de la Mare, and Louis Untermeyer. I suggest the reading of both these another bit of free verse, gets beyond of the Puritan, by the Puritan, for the
But all of these things are super- .stories, though I prefer to think that me after the second stanza. Up to Puritan, remade of the Machine, by the
ficially important when the literary ;Komroff's sketch is a blasting satire that point it is fair; beyond, itis trash. Machine, for the Machine-is only
value of the publication is considered. at the field of literature. It certainly "Fairy Tale," by Donald Corley, may passing through what is practically
I doubt ;whether I shall have the sapre fits well enough. be all right, but the thought of grown (Continued on Page 7)
to discuss all the contributions, but I, The "Chinese Poems of J. Wing," in
can give a brief resume of them. free verse, may interest some. They Ul 1iHHHIHIHHHHH 1ilH ill 111IH1ill HHHI1iml 1ilHH 1imHH 1ii111F;
"Hunger," the first story, is the bestt to not interest me extremely though
short-story which I have read the I find some fine its of phrasing in
whole past year. I place it in the them
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the "Smart Set." Of course I have not "Egad! I would give my five hun- . styles. Many a pretty Diamond is -astly im-
read all the short-stories of the year, dred book:; to be able to write such a prosed if set I a mounting of newer design.
but these three are, in my opinion, simile All diamond setting is done in our own work-
easily the best of those I have read. The verses are translated by E. shop.a N E SENT AWAY.
"Hunger" is just what the name sig- Powys Mathers.
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