The tragic epic of the people of Hungary has so enthralled the imagination of the world that we are in danger of being indifferent to another drama of

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The situation and circumstances for writers are incomparably better in America than in most countries. The writers of most other nations already burde

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For five years the West has been baffled by the strange flight to Russia of Donald Maclean and Guy Burgess, two officials in the British Foreign Office. Both were in disgrace. Burgess had just been sent back from America after the British Embassy in Washington had been driven nearly mad by his drunken behavior and incompetence. Maclean, son of a puritanical Scotsman who was at one time a Minisiter in a Liberal Government, was under far graver suspicion.

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A Soldier's Homer

Now, anyone who has a go at The Odyssey should first disabuse himself of the traditional view that it stands to The Iliad as, say Paradise Regained st

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The impression I get from the poems and fragments of poems of René Char is that they are parts of something larger, from the same block. There is alwa

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The Talmadge Story

Only an act of God can keep Herman Talmadge out of the United States Senate," is the way a Georgia politician sums up the situation in his state. No active opposition of consequence to Talmadge has shown up. It is safe to say that nobody of political consequence cares to dispute the right of way with "Hummon." This is startling, in view of Georgia's history of bitter factionalism—startling until one realizes that there is now but one faction, due to the domination sedulously built up by Talmadge in the decade since his father's death.

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A novel might be defined as a long but unified story, designed to be read at more than one sitting, that deals with a group of lifelike characters in

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No one is more pleased and encouraged than I am about the changes that have recently occurred in Russia. They have unquestionably helped to reduce wor

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These two books provide divergent but not incompatible commentaries on the predicament of the American intellectual. Professor Curti examines the hist

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To Catch A Thief is supposed to be a mystery having to do with the exertions Cary Grant must make as a famous jewel thief who has retired and is unjustly suspected of having resumed his vocation. The real mystery is how the product of Hitchcock’s direction, given such care, toil and intelligence, could be so poor. Jessie Royce Landis gives a remarkable performance as the heroine’s mother, and Danielle Lamar is more than remarkable, when the script permits her to be.

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