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MY first meeting with the distinguished humorist goes back to 1903, when he consented to sit to me for his penportrait, which a leading New York weekly was anxious to publish. During the sitting he gave me he was very communicative, and I regret that my efforts distracted me at the time from the...
ONCE the shyest and most elusive of mortalsmember of no trade union or crafta lonely figure in drawingrooms and in the quietness of the London Librarythe Reviewer like some defaulting country parson finds himself suddenly dragged into court and starred for attention. The public is looking on The...
I SUPPOSE the question uppermost in the mind of a reader seriously considering the state of fiction at the present time must inevitably be where are the successors to the thrones at present filled by the older writers One by one the old school are passing from our midst. Have we, among the...
THIS is a difficult subject inasmuch that rural dwellers differ widely in almost every respect. The motor car has made it possible for all sorts of town dwellers to live in the country, and still carry on their city avocations. But these are not the true countrymen, so in this article it is...
TO the ordinary person who buys a book or secures what he wants from the library, the name of the publisher is of little account. How many readers of The Good Companions or Arabia Deserta can remember the names of the publishing houses that issued these books Is there, indeed, any point in...
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