Books

The Rediscovery of Paganism
November 13, 1923

The cultivated rich seem at last to have discovered in the impressionists what the impressionists themselves rediscovered half by accident. They redis

The Guild of St. Luke
August 08, 1923

Van Gogh was not merely a painter of tremendous force and originality; he was above all things a man who thought and suffered.

Alfred Stieglitz
October 24, 1922

I do not know, cannot know, when the thing happened to Alfred Stieglitz that made him a man beloved of many men. It may have been when he was a young

Ulysses
July 05, 1922

It has taken Mr. Joyce seven years to write Ulysses and he has done it in seven hundred and thirty pages which are probably the most completely “writt

Clive Bell Is a Fathead
February 21, 1922

My friend Clive Bell is a fathead and a voluptuary. Bell is a brainy man out of training.

De Gustibus
May 18, 1921

I do not disbelieve in absolute beauty any more than I disbelieve in absolute truth.

The Muffled Ship
April 26, 1919

It was cold and gray, but the band on shore was playing, and the flags on shore fluttering, and the long double-tiered wharf crowded with welcomers in

Lord Charnwood's Lincoln
November 25, 1916

Abraham Lincoln by Lord Charnwood. Makers of the Nineteenth Century Series. New York: Henry Holt & Co. $2.00. The frankness and commonsense of Lord Charnwood's treatment of much debated matters in our political history may be illustrated by a passage relating to Jefferson and the Declaration of Independence. That was not a very candid state paper, he says, and the sentiments aroused for it afterwards by the popularity of Jefferson not wholly free from humbug. But the critics of the equality clause misconceive it.

Lazy Verse
September 08, 1916

I am speaking now of the poets who have passion and talent enough to produce in their life-times a few gems of concentrated expression, but who have f

My View of Segregation Laws
December 03, 1915

White people who argue for the segregation of the masses of black people forget the tremendous power of objective teaching. To hedge any set of people

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