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WHEN broadcasting began many librarians thought that wireless would make people read less. We were wrong. On the contrary, as a nation we are reading very much more than ever. This may seem a sweeping generalisation, but I have been a librarian in touch with all kinds of readers, booksellers and...
TIMES of war or revolution, or indeed any periods of stress and disturbance, are definitely unfavourable to the activities of the artist. Under such conditions, the production of outstandingly good literature is consequently rare. This salient fact must be clearly borne in mind before one can...
I AM one of those optimists who do not believe that there is anything very seriously amiss with the modern theatre. It is certainly very much alive, and has triumphantly confounded the critics who predicted that the advent of the talkies would deal it a death blow.
OUT of the chaos of war and the further burdens immediately peace broke out came at least one glorious birththe German novel. 1870the German nation 1919the German novel. Superficially, the antithesis is not without truth at no time could it be said that prewar Germany kept pace with its Gallic...
I have come to the conclusion, a Scottish novelist told me recently, that no novel is worth reading. His wife heartily agreed with him. She was quite definite in her preference for a good biography.
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