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October 26, 1940 (vol. 4, iss. 1) • Page Image 1

…P ERSPECTIVES University Of Michigan Literary Magazine VOLUME IV, NUMBER 1 Supplement to THE MICHIGAN DAILY OCTOBER, 1940 ILLY.K A-BABBY. by Charles Miller ESPITE the fact that he was a trcuble maker, despite the fact that he had few friends and many enemies despite his bellig- erent appearance, despite his immoral attitude towards life, despite his rebel- liousness, ahd even despite his chronic destructiveness, Billy Kababby was one of...…

October 26, 1940 (vol. 4, iss. 1) • Page Image 2

…Page Two P ERSPEC T IV ES BARBECUE AT BEN'S NECK by Ethel Howe Moormccn T WAS a mid-summer afternoon it Ben's Neck, an Alabama colore settlement. An indolent breeze whis pered to itself in the tops of th long-leafed pine trees and pink crep myrtles that snuggled close to the gre cabin walls, cradled droning bees. Mrs. Pleasant Williams sat on a benc under her scuppernong grape arbo smoking. Her slim figure slouche against a post as, with st...…

October 26, 1940 (vol. 4, iss. 1) • Page Image 3

…P E RSPEC T IV E FS Pu e Three MEASBUREFOReMEASURE ...B Frederick R. White L ITEIATURE is the ordering of mimic-events into certain fixed and significant relation- amps, the creation, that is, of an intelligible world distinct from the world about us charged with mean- ing in such a way that it is rather an interpretation or a criticism of life than a reprodetion of the unintelligible flux of reality There are, then, two profit- able poits...…

October 26, 1940 (vol. 4, iss. 1) • Page Image 4

…Pager FP ER S PE C T I V E S MEASURE FOR MEASURE ..Contined from Page Three references to events of its own day. Ostensibly placed in Vienna, the play may well turn on a problem of con- temporary London, and several remarks of the minor characters refer beyond all doubt to the commencement of James' reign and to the puritan pres- o sure for restriction of leaping houses. It is possible, then, to come to some conclusions about the amount of li...…

October 26, 1940 (vol. 4, iss. 1) • Page Image 5

…SPERSPEC TI VES Page Fite ONCE IN 649,740 TIMES By Jay McCormick F IVE MEN sat at a round table play- ing poker. It was payday, and in the firemen's room on the star- board side of the after cabin they had started the game. Around the table were a fireman, an oiler, and a second mate, a porter from the galley, and another oiler. The fireman had red hair. He was like all the red-heads. He was tall and thin, with a long nose in two joints and...…

October 26, 1940 (vol. 4, iss. 1) • Page Image 6

…Page Six -PE RSPECT IVE S Page Ste '~PERSPECTI VES from GUERNICA... by Edwin Q. Burrows it/e: Zite Lull Oh, blanco muro de Espana! Oh negro toro de penal Lament has washed arenas with its rain and evening sleeves are raised to catch the air. Somewhere the toreadors are going home with stained elaborate mantles on their shoulders; somewhere fiesta pains the afternoon and ears with flowers hear a pale guitar; somewhere a dancer and a roving...…

October 26, 1940 (vol. 4, iss. 1) • Page Image 7

…'PERSPECTI V E S Page Seven from THE LINCOLN LYRICS by John Malcolm Brinnin omewhere fin fi/noi This is the country o.f corn; whatever else The eye affirms is unexpected here; Like Babylon and Egypt roads repeat Earth's river-valley cultures in the West. All elements the city keeps in rooms- Wind-symphony, cloud-color, speech of crows- Ungathered and as palpable as grain Establish here their freer harmonies. Man is an incidental here: so f...…

October 26, 1940 (vol. 4, iss. 1) • Page Image 8

…Psg 'c// TPE RSPECTI VES MEASURE FOR MEASURE ..Cortfrii~CC o perilous mouths, That bear in them one and the self-same tongue, Either of condemnation or approof; Bidding the law make court'sy to their will: itotieg bth right and wrong to the appetite, To follow as it draws! (II, 4, 12-77) The contrast is not only dramatically effective because of its vividness; it al- so serves to mark off the characters clearly and. to sharpen the ethical ...…

October 26, 1940 (vol. 4, iss. 1) • Page Image 9

…mPERSP EC T IV E S Page Nine MEASURE FOR MEASUREE ... Continued from Page Eight When we will tempt the frailty of our power, Presuming, on their changeful potency. (lC'otilus and Cressida, IV, 4, 93-6) What ihcny there was in the earlier plays wa largely the result of dis- guise and :mistaken identity, rather than a logical and a necessary connection between character and events based on a belief in some retributive power. Without 6iscussi...…

October 26, 1940 (vol. 4, iss. 1) • Page Image 10

…Page Ten, P E R S P EC T IV E S .NCE IN C49,74egTIMES Continued from Page Five fished in his pocket, laying his cards down, and pulled out a grimy bill. Red stared at him. So did John. Of all the dumb tricks. For an instant Red was scared he might have them, but he had seen John glance over the kid's shoulder as he came back in, ad John was too surprised at the move. "Red?" Charley asked, and handed the bill across the table. "Sure," Red sa...…

October 26, 1940 (vol. 4, iss. 1) • Page Image 11

…'P E RS P EC T I I V C rage cs B L LY K &vA B A "3BY.Continued from Page One lc 1 1 bett: ,ab o'shearin than last year. I ain -anna pay out all that money jist to hawv mny sheep nicked up un bleedin all ce: 'h place." He spat on top 'of the nrg wheel and the skin around his e. crinkled up in a grin. "I guess he tr_:s wool s' 'sosed to be half sheep-In. But we'll tell 'im we jest want ae wool this time.' As rhe sheep drifted and nibbled the...…

October 26, 1940 (vol. 4, iss. 1) • Page Image 12

…Page Twelve TP ERSPECTI VES BOOKS IN SEASON .. . D/e fac 7Tone New England: Indian Summer By Van Wyck Brooks Dutton, pp. 557, $3.75 (The writer offers no apology for the for the tone or the harshness of-the fol- lowing review. It is intended as an irri- tant, solely.) Van Wyck Brooks has scored another triumph. New England: Indian Summer is a best seller; it has been blurbed "ex- citing," "fascinating," "remarkable"; it has achieved the di...…

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