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November 15, 1941 (vol. 5, iss. 1) • Page Image 1

… PR SPECTES University Of Michigan Literary Magazine VOLUME V., NyMBER 1 Supplement to THE MICHIGAN DAILY NOVEMBER, 1941 CERTAIN HIDDEN THINGS by Jay McCormicrk T HE CAPTAIN and aunt Del were talking in the next room and it was about me because every once in a while I heard one of them say Jim or Jimmie depending on whe- ther it was the captain or aunt Del who said it. For maybe a half hour they had kept their voices low so that all I heard w...…

November 15, 1941 (vol. 5, iss. 1) • Page Image 2

…Page Two TPERSPECTI VES CERTAIN HIDDEN THINGS ... Continued from Page 1 and then I heard her go down the stairs slowly, and the front door closed. HAD FORGOTTEN about going to school. I wasn't sure if I wanted to go or not, but the captain said I would, so I would. And I would be on the boat all summer. Next fall is many years away when you're five in the spring. I whispered there in the dark "Goodby aunt Del," and f found myself crying aga...…

November 15, 1941 (vol. 5, iss. 1) • Page Image 3

… 'P 1 RS PP FC TTV V Pgpi- Thrro- l/ Lt V= J %_0 Z Z. / tl s u r l !./.! t 5 F" THE THREE RAVENS by Gerald Burns F OR A LONG TIME before it actu- ally happened, they knew that the nie, white-haired old lady was going to die. When they came into the house they walked silently on rubber-soled shoes, and going up the stairs they let their soft, sympathetic hands roll along the polish of the ban- nister. When they got to their rooms they were...…

November 15, 1941 (vol. 5, iss. 1) • Page Image 4

…Page Four DF.Rs PECr TT VEFS. Pag F or 1 P1:x 7 C T T TJ17 THE THREE RAVENS ...Continued from Page 3 tensely, but each of them was affected. In his first class the next day the in- strc'etor managed to tell his students, in soft tones, that a dear friend of his, a woman who had shared her home with him for six years, was going to die. Var- ious'members of the class assumed facial expressions proper to the occasion, and some of the others la...…

November 15, 1941 (vol. 5, iss. 1) • Page Image 5

… 'PERSPECTI VES Page Five PENNSYLFAWNISH DEICH ... by Richard Ludwig THE CHINESE EPICURE, Li Li- weng, once wrote a complaint about the bottomless pits we mortals have for stomachs-pits that are like a valley or sea that can never be filled. Had Li Liweng ever par- taken of a home-cooked Pennsylvania Dutch meal, he should have conceded the fact that one can get very close in- deed to filling these bottomless pits. For two hundred years, Pen...…

November 15, 1941 (vol. 5, iss. 1) • Page Image 6

…. ge six 'PERSPECTIV rs ". a v ar as s i ! L V FOUR SONNETS November, 1940 Immaturity We walked by Willow Bayou, and our feet Started a rustling in the fallen leaves, When close before us, like discovered thieves, A flight of mallards broke, alarmed and fleet, Their wingbeats pattering like driven sleet -On fallows when the crying Northwind cleaves The bands of teal, and each lone killdeer grieves At the bright files of Autumn in retreat....…

November 15, 1941 (vol. 5, iss. 1) • Page Image 7

… E R SP E T I E f Page Sever ..P ER SPEC.. v TI a id V S Parew.Sev en AH, LOVE Noah's Ark Conceited Male to His Love Seven thirty Wednesday night Grab the phone and then hold tight. That's the time that I will call Or maybe I won't call at all. But if I do I may be there Providing that the weather's fair, And if there's nothing else to do Then I'll be sure to call on you. But if I don't, then please don't-fret The best of men ydu know fo...…

November 15, 1941 (vol. 5, iss. 1) • Page Image 8

…Page Eight PERSPECTLVES CERTAIN HIDDEN THINGS .Continued from Page 4, and I was the closest thing to a nephew he had, so he always paid a lot of at- tention to me, especially at Christmas time and on my birthday. His mother lived in England, and he didn't have any brothers or sisters now, but he was just like part of our family, and' I never called him anything but uncle Bob even after I was old enough to call him Bob the way the men did. H...…

November 15, 1941 (vol. 5, iss. 1) • Page Image 9

… 'PERSPECTIVES Page Nine JaBBd . .by Jean Brodie AVIE sat down on the curb and thrust his head between the palms of his hands. He didn't feel like Playing any more al- thougn he'd found a sure hide-out over in back of Ted Logan's shack, one Joe and Griddles and the rest would never find. Ted said it'd be all right to hide there when he wanted to if he didn't knock over any of the piles of card- board and newspapers he had stored up there. Ted...…

November 15, 1941 (vol. 5, iss. 1) • Page Image 10

…Page Ten TPERSPECTIVES . s sdr a V .4 i./' %0 i i T A., .... .. BOOKS IN SEASON Autobiography, by Eric Gill. 300 pp. New York: The Devin Adair Company. $3.50. Eric Gill's Autobiography is disturbing reading. It is disturbing because in three hundred pages we see a man growing in his faith, realizing his mission, and actually living his philosophy of life, a thing which very few of us do. It is also disturbing because there is too much sinc...…

November 15, 1941 (vol. 5, iss. 1) • Page Image 11

… "PERSPECTIVES Page Elegen THE M X BR OTHERS AND THE COMIC SPIRIT ...by Robert Hemenway (Mr. Hemenway's essay is of the type which the Editors wish to en- courage for Perspectives in the future. The problen treated here- that of the comic hero on the modern screen-suggests a dozen other simi- lar discussions which would be-of in- terest to our readers.) EVERY COMEDIAN wears a mask, denial-of his seriousness and excuse for our laughter. An...…

November 15, 1941 (vol. 5, iss. 1) • Page Image 12

…Page Twelve 'PERSPECTIVES BOOKS IN SEASON W44e ,164 The Hills Beyond By Thomas Wolfe Random House, 1941 Books by Thomas Wolfe, those printed and those which can conceiv- ably be recovered from the mass of unpublished manuscript, may no longer be considered as novels, short story col- lections or essay selections; for by the grace of the publishers and the enthusi- asm of a large portion of the American reading public they have become only ...…

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