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April 03, 1940 (vol. 3, iss. 3) • Page Image 1

…PERSPECTI S University Of Michigan Literary Magazine VOLUME III, NUMBER 3 Supplement to THE MICHIGAN DAILY APRIL 3, 1940 Li. BU"'0RGLiRY ON LOUCUST SRE . by Dennis Flanagan HEN I was ten years old my family moved to Philadelphia, where they took an apartment on Manning Street, near Rittenhouse Square. This apartment was on the first floor of a building which, until we had come, had been inhabited entirely by attists. I suppose that the arti...…

April 03, 1940 (vol. 3, iss. 3) • Page Image 2

…Pra.lA PiR RPTCTTVEV t o,e1wuKA t 7 uu L.u SHY ... by Alvin Sarasohn s VAN had to leave the stranger quickly again, for he felt the tears begin to well up in his eyes, and it would never do to let the stranger think that the 14-year-old boy he saw before him tas a cry baby. He hurried to the rear 'df the store after mumbling a half coherent sentence to the man who had started to bawl Evan out. The man was buying, or said he was buying, a...…

April 03, 1940 (vol. 3, iss. 3) • Page Image 3

…PERSPECTIVES PeThne GflLLRNTRY IN HELL by John flrthos ON THE POETRY OF W. H. AUDEN, AND THE LECTURE, "A SENSE OF ONE'S AGE." An address presented to the Language and Literature Section of the Michi- gan Academy of Arts and Sciences. SUPPOSE that talent is merely a word by which we describe an artist's capacity to survive the confusion which seems to be the original condi- tion of human existence. It is the facul- ty through which people of...…

April 03, 1940 (vol. 3, iss. 3) • Page Image 4

…Page Four PERSPECTIVES DOYLE PRESS, 1940. by Shirley Wallace "A woman's mind is a deeply deli- cate, infinitely resourceful mechan- ism superior to the blustering sur- face strength of the masculine brain. Where nuances and sub- tleties abound in her reception and reaction only primitive, basle im- pulses affect and motivate the male .though she is more liable to err, thus, in solving the intricate pat- terns ... while the masculine con- ce...…

April 03, 1940 (vol. 3, iss. 3) • Page Image 5

…PERSPECTIVES Pagee ll 41 if'&- A,-TV V V lITING . . by Elizabeth fillen I!" LA=NE STARTED to yell, and then stopped. After all, 1she was getting a little old to scream out of a window, just because her best friend was coming down the street. She remembered now that yelling at each other from simply miles away was one of, the things she and Arden had decided-to definitely not do. But why, she thought-and then she could not remember what s...…

April 03, 1940 (vol. 3, iss. 3) • Page Image 6

…C'ase Six PERSPECTIVES FROM EXECUTORS OF EfRTH by Charles Miller I Some men have known star-speckled space, have felt The eye faint back on earth and weakly settle Upon their task; they know man's works can melt In space, a snowflake in a boiling kettle. Oh rock and soil, oh cringing continents, Consider oceans there, four times more great! And man, how little-even earth relents To you: the frigid poles, the desert hate, The mountain pride ...…

April 03, 1940 (vol. 3, iss. 3) • Page Image 7

…PERSPECTIVES PageSeven lDDRESS TO THE REFUGEES by John Brinnin WE HAVE the statue for it-Liberty, Whose classic vulgar hands invite you Home; Whatever future stormed your reverie Upon the lank Atlantic wastes, come, Dissolve the terror and suspend the night; Bid every dragon for a little while be dumb. We, too, have tasted insolence, the weight Of wilful ignorance; drilled on our eyes, Have felt, somehow, the Gothic headlines cut The brands...…

April 03, 1940 (vol. 3, iss. 3) • Page Image 8

…frie Eight PERSPECTIVES i i a,. M n..r s s.w +t. i i * i.l M i Garden In The Rain M IDNIGHT on the flaming lawn While black hawks Suckle the glass flowers. The shuffle of rain Plunking against twisted trellises Encircling vines Know at the root Gyrations of earthworm. A tube of wind Splits petal from petal Anemone moon blackens And shrieking flowers Lift hungry mouths To descending harp strings. - Howard Moss mas Eve-43rd Street THE moment ...…

April 03, 1940 (vol. 3, iss. 3) • Page Image 9

…PERSPECTIVES Page Me .u ._ _ v m v .d r. 4ITIN[G . . Continued from Page Five "Come on, Arden. I have a marvel- ous idea" They hurried out of the auditorium, breathless and secretive. "Is there any reason why we have to stay?" she whispered. There wasn't. Nothingcould be simpler than walking right out the door. "We hdd better be very careful, though," warned Arden. "Just act as though we were leaving for a breath of air." No one was at. th...…

April 03, 1940 (vol. 3, iss. 3) • Page Image 10

…Pale Ten PERSPECTIVES LLNTRYN L Continued from Page Three croaches upon our feelings, and limits them or turns them aside. The center of our existence becomes the center of a smaller and smaller circle, and though the rhetoric of our feeling may be as grand as ever, what our words refer to is less and less. The forms we had first worked out for our expression we had really developed for other things, and they fit loosely now. If we grow co...…

April 03, 1940 (vol. 3, iss. 3) • Page Image 11

…\PERSPECTIVES PageEle, DDYLE PRE SS . ..Continued from Page Four that first night she had shown him that she knew how to talk, that he coudn't embarrass her, that he couldn't under- stand her entirely in one evening. After a few weeks he still could not make up his mind. It was either a pose on her part-or she was a curious woman. And he conceded the fact that whatever it was, he liked her strange veneer. Lawrence motioned to the waiter. ...…

April 03, 1940 (vol. 3, iss. 3) • Page Image 12

…Page Twelve PERSPECTIVES 7lati'e you 7Ake taopk tar' (Continued from Page 11) augurated what 'may be the most fruit- ful and the most creative period in our literary history. We now have a few novelists in America (and among these Wright stands near the head of the list) who feel their material deeply and authentically, who possess a perspective which enables them to understand the interconnection of the social and psy- chological aspects...…

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