Books

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

A Far Country
July 03, 1915

A Far Country, by Winston Churchill. New York: The Macmillan Company. $1.50 net.  In "Mr. Crewe's Career" it is the hero's father who is a part of the political and corporation machine. As soon as the hero has thoroughly grasped the aims and consequences of this activity he condemns it. In Mr.

Eroto-Priggery
March 12, 1915

For eroto-priggery is merely a sanctification of self-consciousness, an invitation that the heart should give hospitality to a quality usually conside

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