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There are an ultra-naturalistic short times gets the better of his sense of ters, and Meenie Weston, actress. story by Rebecca West, an instalment humor and of his sense of reality, and Lingham rescues Meenie from her sorof a harmless novel by Ford Madox that his anxiety not to overlook any did life at the Cabaret de l'Homme Hueffer, and pictures by several men, folly of a foolish age interferes with and marries her. Mr. Merrick's ruthincluding Edward Wadsworth and

less account of their poverty and unJacob Epstein, who made the notori

happiness may cause the reader of ous monument to Oscar Wilde. The

the first few chapters to fear that he publishers claim that Blast expresses

has before him a new “A Mummer's the artistic spirit of to-day as “The

W'ife.” But he is soon undeceived. Yellow Book” expressed that of

Meenie is forced to go back to the the eighteen-nineties. Mr. Wyndham

stage to earn a living and she meets Lewis says that Vorticism gives a

with success. But Lingham will not death-blow to Impressionism and Fu

live upon her money. They quarrel turism and “all the refuse of naif sci

and separate.

But Mr. Merrick is ence.” And Mr. Ezra Pound exclaims,

old-fashioned enough not to leave “Marinetti is a corpse !" The truth of

them in this tragic situation. Meenie the matter seems to be that the literary

becomes a famous musical comedy acrevolutionists of London resent the

tress and induces her manager to propopularity of Marinetti and his Italian

duce a play written by her husband in Futurism. Therefore they have made

the first days of their marriage. The for themselves a movement more ex

manager reads the play and produces treme than Futurism, and they urge

it. It is a great success. Lingham the public to be patriotic and encourage

and Meenie, both now famous and only British insanity. As a writer in

wealthy, are reunited and live happily the New York Times points out, the

ever after. The New York Evening Vorticists have at any rate succeeded

Post remarks that in less skilful hands in reducing Futurism to its ultimate

the story might have been absurd or PORTRAIT OF A ROMANTIC REALIST absurdity; it is impossible for the pub

commonplace, and adds the rather Leonard Merrick, an English writer with lic to endure any further “progress” in

French style.

curious comment, “it is gratefully lackthis direction. Vorticism has killed

ing in the surface brilliancy which Futurism; but its own life is a risk the coherency of his story. The critic

annoys the quiet reader in many curwhich no wise insurance company will says, in part:

rent novels.” accept. The issuance of a second num

“Mr. Onions has taken a careful look ber of Blast is about as probable as a around the social horizon, and, having

The Best of Everything. Jacobite uprising. accurately located the position of the

CHE best English novel published various windmills, has conscientiously

this year is Joseph Conrad's A Reactionary Realist. broken a lance against each one in turn. N ENGLISH critic once stated There are a great many things and more

“Chance." The greatest living that the public never could take ideas in the world of to-day that Mr. English novelist is Thomas Hardy. So seriously a writer with such a

Onions dislikes very intensely—most of the readers of the London New IVeekly name as Higginson. The years passed them beginning with F, like Feminism believe, at any rate. They were asked and Thomas Wentworth of that ilk and Futurism and Free Love — and so succeeded in attaining high place in with a diabolic cunning he has written a the world of letters. Now Mr, Oliver book that brings in every ism of his parOnions is busily engaged in living ticular detestation, to the end, presumably,

a down his name, or, rather, in making

conveniently compact

area.

Unfortuhis readers associate it with vivid por- nately, tho one may sympathize fully trayals of life and forceful expres- with many of Mr. Onions' prejudices sion of interesting ideas. His "Gray against windmills, it is impossible to Youth” (George H. Doran Company), commend his unscientific method of atwhich was published in England in two tacking them.” volumes bearing the titles “The Two Kisses” and “A Crooked Mile,” is as

The Happy Ending

Unashamed. graphically realistic as his remarkable CCORDING to Mr. J. Walter novel “In Accordance with the Evi

Smith, who supplies the Boston dence," and it has the further interest Evening Transcript with its Lonof being an attack on most of the don literary news, Mr. Leonard Mereconomic literary and artistic fads of rick is soon to see his novels published the day. Cosimo Pratt is a dilettante in a uniform edition. And an extrain art. Amory Towers is a painter ordinary edition it will be. Each of who becomes famous through a picture the twelve volumes will have an inwhich she dedicates to the Feminist troduction by an illustrious author. cause. These two young people are in Among them will be Sir James M. love with each other, but a queer mod- Barrie, H. G. Wells, W. J. Locke, ern perversity makes them try to re Maurice Hewlett, W. D. Howells, Sir press the impulses and instincts of sex. A. W. Pinero, Granville Barker and At last nature triumphs, they are con Neil Munro. This would seem to be ventionally married, and Amory has sufficiently good fortune for any noveltwins. They are surrounded by a com But, in addition, Mr. Merrick's pany of young Feminists, Futurists and realistic romance, “When Love Flies other “ists” whose eccentricities give Out ('the Window” (Mitchell KenMr. Onions an opportunity to exercize nerley), is winning high praise from his powers of satire. The Nation American critics. This is the love

THE SATIRIST OF FEMINISM thinks that Mr. Onions' indignation at story of Ralph Lingham, man of let

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It is interesting to note that capacious mantle of the late O. Henry he has left behind in New England. 3—“When Ghost Meets Ghost," by W. give us entertaining anecdotes with de- book, "Ground Arms,” he says, “If ever THE EVD OF I'AR-IV A NOVEL

197 by its editor, Mr. R. A. Scott-James, to 21—“The Ragged - Trousered Philanthro- death.” The story from which the answer these questions: Who is the pists,” by Robert Tressall.

book takes its name describes the adgreatest living English novelist? Who

ventures of a young Boston botanist

Incandescent Short Stories. is the greatest English novelist of the

HORT stories that live up to their

who goes to China to find a sacred lily past? What is the best English novel

definition—what Professor Bran

which glows as if on fire and blooms that has been published this year? What are the next eight English novels

der Matthews, using a hyphen, only in a deep valley almost impossible would call “short-stories”.

of approach. The princess who rules published this year named in order of now than they were twenty years ago.

this valley falls in love with the botaexcellence ? Thomas Hardy easily Mr. Montagủ Glass and Miss Edna

nist. The situation is complicated by headed the poll as the greatest living Ferber give us admirable type studies.

the fact that the young man's chief novelist, obtaining three times as many The hosts that find shelter under the

for lily-hunting is to make votes as H. G. Wells, who had second

money to marry the sweetheart place. Charles Garvice and Marie Corelli are more popular than William De Morgan with a class presumably so cul

NLY a few days before her tured as that which reads the l'eau

death, Baroness Bettina Weekly. Also the omission of Hall

Suttner's novel, “When Caine's name from a list containing

Thoughts Will Soar," was published those of Charles Garvice and Varie

by the Houghton Mifflin Company. Its Corelli is surprising. The order of

issuance on the very eve of a trewas: Thomas Hardy, H. G.

mendous international conflict gives Wells, Joseph Conrad, Henry James,

this contribution to peace propaganda Arnold Bennett, George Moore, J. VI.

an ironic timeliness. The Baroness Barrie, Rudyard Kipling, Charles Gar

tells of an annual “Festival of the vice, Marie Corelli, l'illiam De Vor

Rose" instituted at Lucerne by the gan. Of English novelists of the past,

American multi millionaire whose Dickens was the favorite, followed by

name is most closely associated with Thackeray, Meredith, Fielding, Scott

Pacificism. To it come the great and Defoe.

statesmen, writers and scientists of Twenty-one titles were mentioned in

the world, to celebrate the establishanswer to the fourth question. Only

ment of peace and to consider the fuone American novelist appears on the

ture of warless mankind. Feminisın is list, Jack London. All but two

madle to play its part, strangely enough, three of the books selected have been

in the uplift of humanity and numerous successful in the United States as well

living great men, including ex-Presias in England, but it is likely that a

dent Roosevelt, are introduced into the poll of American readers would pro

action of the story. In the course of a duce a decidedly different result. lsere

sympathetic critique, the New York is the list; the books are named in the

Tribune gives its estimate of the place order of their popularity:

of Baroness von Suttner among Pacifi

cist novelists. She added, the writer 1-"Chance," by Joseph Conrad.

of the critique believes, thousands upon IIIS VAVE SIGGESTS COLONIAL DAYS 2—“The World Set Free," by H. G. But Gouverneur Morris writes of very modern

thousands to the ranks of the workers Wells.

people.

for universal peace, and of her famous

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fiction with a mission was justified and 4—"The House in Demetrius Road," by liberately surprising conclusions. J. D. Beresford. real short stories are by 10

glorified by its results, it was Bettina

von Suttner's novel.” He continues: 5—“The Making of an Englishman," by numerous. This makes Mr. GouverW. L. George. neur Morris's “The Incandescent Lily

"Her death places on the onward path 6—“Children of the Dead End," by and Other Stories" (Charles Scribner's

a milestone whence one can look back Patrick McGill. Sons) especially welcome. Of course,

upon the road traversed. And what 7—“The Duchess of Wrexe,” by Hugh there are critics like “G. M. 11.," of strikes one most in the retrospect, at Walpole.

the Chicago Ezcuing Post, who write least so far as the fictional peace prop8—"Initiation," by R. H. Benson. 9–"The Fortunate Youth,” by W. J. haughtily, “to those who like adher- aganda is concerned, is the measure of Locke.

ence to traditional forms this collec- organization already attained, what may 10—"Quinneys,” by H. A. Vachell. tion of stories will be very acceptable,” be called the 'standardization of its arguand shake their hearts over Vr. Vor

ments, means and ends. This new story -"Old Mole," by Gilbert Cannan.

of Frau von Suttner, for instance, is 12—“Time and Thomas Waring,” by ris's observance of the rules of his

strikingly in agreement in its general Morley Roberts.

craft. But from the press in general argument with, to name only the foremost 13—“The Flying Inn," by G. K. Chester- the book has received a cordial greet- of them all, the recent forecasts of Mr. ton.

ing. His obvious conviction, shared Wells. Like him. she sees in the con14—"On the Staircase,” by Frank Swin- with not a few illustrious makers of quest of the air the most potent promise nerton.

literature, that the chief function of of world peace. When the dirigible and 15—“A Lady and Her Husband,” by Am

art is to entertain, does not keep his the aeroplane first became practicable, she ber Reeves. 16—"Dodo the Second," by E. F. Benson.

book free from moral problems. One points out with burning indignation, the 17—“The • Making of a Bigot,” by Rose

of his best stories, called "You Can't thoughts of the leaders of men in Europe Macaulay. Get Away With It." has as its theme

turned at once to its possibilities not as a

servant of the pursuits of peace but as a 18—"Roding Rectory," by Archibald Marthe inevitability of punishment for

new engine of war and destruction. shall. violation of the moral law. In fact,

“It was in order to teach men's minds 19—“Modern Lovers," by Viola Veynell. “You Can't Get Away With It" is a

to soar with their bodies to higher things, 20—“The Valley of the Moon," by Jack modernization of the saying, true in to truer interests, that Frau von Suttner London.

spite of its age. “The wages of sin is wrote this masque of peace."

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T IS becoming dangerous to use reciprocating engine, several turbine en were asked to write about what they "newspaper" as a depreciatory gines, and the latest British and German

on the Elevated or on the epithet. We sneered at "news

models in boilers, piston-rods, and valve- Campus. They wrote not about papaper verse" and were suddenly

When the curtain rose gears.

on the triotism or Shakespeare's use of conconfronted a few years ago with

inost masterly presentation of a machine-
shop ever brought before the public, the trast, but about football

, the managesuch a specimen of it as Edwin Mark

ment of the lunch-room, the need of ham's “The Man with the Hoe," or

more call-boys in the library. And more recently with the important an

the instructors discomfited them by thology to which Mr. Wallace Rice

comparing their compositions on these has, rather unfortunately, given the

commonplace subjects with the great“The Humbler Poets." We

est and most impassioned utterances in sneer at “newspaper prose" and the

English literature. Mr. Strunsky says: New York Evening Post answers

"When I wrote that 'the new imby publishing, in its Saturday Maga

provements that have been made in sine, the admirable essays of Mr. Si

the new gymnasium that has just been meon Strunsky.

inaugurated are all that are necessary," A volume of these essays called

iny instructor would pick up the Get“Post-Impressions” (Dodd, Mead &

tysburg address and read out aloud: Company) has greatly increased Mr.

*But in a larger sense, we cannot dediStrunsky's reputation as a shrewd and

cate, we cannot consecrate, we cannot humorous critic of American life and

hallow this ground.' ... Sometimes letters. "He reminds us,” says the

he would read from Keat's 'Grecian Boston Transcript, in the course of an

Urn,' or ask me, by implication, why I appreciative review, "of the truism

could not frame a concrete image like, that in order to see things clearly we

Looked at each other with a wild surmust see them from a slightly wrong

mise, Silent upon a peak in Darien.'' focus.” This does not mean that Mr.

There still are English instructors who Strunsky is merely a maker of para

might profitably read this essay. Thus doxes. His method of attacking a

does Nir. Strunsky reveal the secret popular folly is, as a rule, to overstate

"S. S." OF THE N. Y. EVENING POST

history of a Daily Theme course: humorously the case for it; to set

He is a devoted student of humanity. Yet he down, in merciless simplicity, the argu

looks gool-natured. ments of its adherents in such an order

"Even then I labored under a sense of that the absurdity of the unstated con

house rocked with applause. But this injustice. I could not help thinking that clusion is obvious.

was nothing compared to the delirious the comparison would have been more He gets his effects

outburst that marked the climax of the fair if I had had a chance to speak at indirectly, suggestively, impressionis- second act, when the hero, with his arm Gettysburg and Abraham Lincoln had tically; the name of the present volume about the woman he loves, proudly de had to write about the new gymnasium. has more than its pun to justify it. clares that saturated steam under a pres I thought how the red ink would have

For instance, in " Alma Mater Broad sure of two hundred pounds shows 843.8 splashed if I had ended a sentence with a way,” he ridicules the fashion, preva- units of latent heat and a volume of 2.294 comma like Joh, or had said 'kings and lent last winter, of dramatizing the life cubic feet to the pound.”

counsellors which.' Are there still sophoof the Tenderloin's disorderly resorts.

mores whom they drill in writing about He does not directly state that this pro

In this play, Vr. Strunsky tells us, the prospects of the hockey team and to

whom they read The Fall of the House cedure is unethical, undramatic and the third act was laid in the recepabsurd. Instead, he tells us that a man tion-room of a Tenderloin resort.

of Usher,' as an example of what can He

be done with the English language? And came into his office and discussed the describes another play. designed to

do some of them do what some of us, in present condition of the stage. He clemonstrate the difference between the

desperation, used to do? We cheated. records the conversation. The visitor Payne-:Aldrich Tariff Law and the

We worked ourselves up into ecstasies of Underwood Law, item by item. One says:

false emotion over the hockey team or of the truths revealed in it is that pretended to see things in Central Park

under the Underwood Law the duty on which we never saw. I always think of “Last night I attended the first per- formaldehyde is reduced from 25 per

Central Park with bitterness. We were formance of A. B. Johnson's powerful

cent. to one cent a pound. The third to write a description of what we saw four-act drama entitled “H-O. It was a act of this play, too, is laid in the re

we stood on the Belvedere looking remorseless exposure of the phenomena

north. ception-room of a Tenderloin resort.

I wrote a faithful catalog of attending the condensation of steam. In

what I saw, and the instructor picked up

One of the most entertaining of the the old days before the theater became

'Les Misérables' and read me the story perfectly free the general public knew essays in this book is that which deals

of the last charge over the sunken road nothing of the consequences that ensue with the teaching of English in uni

at Waterloo. I should have done what when you bring water to a temperature

versities.

It is called "Rhetoric 21." one of the other men did. He never of 212 degrees Fahrenheit. The public Nr. Strunsky is describing his experi- went to Central Park. He stayed at didn't know and clidn't care. Those who ences with a Daily Theme course in a home and, looking straight north from did know kept the secret to themselves. university situated, it may be sus

the Belvedere, he saw the sun setting in I am not exaggerating when I say that

pected, not far from Morningside the west, and Mr. Carnegie's new manthere was a conspiracy of silence on the lleights

. These take place at the be

sion to the cast, and the towers of St. subject. A play like 'H.O' would have

Patrick directly behind him. He saw it been impossible. The public would not ginning of the revolt from the stilted

all so vividly, so harmoniously, that they have tolerated such thorogoing realism essay to the realistic form of under

marked him A. I got C. Is it any as Johnson employs in his first act, for graduate style. Instead of writing wonder that I cannot even now read the instance. With absolute fidelity to things about what they had read in De Quin- Gettysburg Address without a twinge of as they are he puts before us a miniature cy or Matthew Arnold, the pupils resentment?"

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DRYING UP OF THE PIERIAN SPRING-A LAMENTATION

OVER MODERN ART
HAT Arnold Bennett, like ourselves. Their old ideals are dis- beetles), pralki (carved distaffs), cake-
Bernard Shaw, G. K. appearing, with their happiness and their molds in delightful designs, egg-dishes in
Chesterton and other

subtle arts. The flame is dying, the violet the form of birds, iron and copper pad-
modern writers chiefly

wine has been drained. The street deco- locks in the shapes of strange monsters,

rations for the funeral of the Emperor smoothing-irons representing lioris, many need, it seems, is some

Mutsuhito rivalled in hideousness the other articles which in the West are now “ki-in." This is not, as might be pre

hopelessly utilitarian and which we do sumed, a simplified spelling of cayenne,

not even think of regarding as possible of and Mr. Layton Crippen, who has

adornment. made this discovery as to ki-in,"

"Is it not strange that the Russian would be much annoyed if it were con

peasant, the poorest and most ignorant sidered a synonym for "pep.” He

in all Europe, should yet make for himtells us about it in "Fire and Clay"

self objects of a refinement unknown in

any millionaire's house? Can we not (Henry Holt and Company), a bitter

read an obvious lesson in the circumlament over the decadence of contem

stance that the one European country porary life, literature, painting and

into which modern 'progress' has not yet sculpture, which an English critic calls

penetrated is the one country that retains a Jeremiad.

the ancient instinct of beauty ?” Ki-in, we learn, is a Japanese word

There seem to be few critics, says that connotes a quality that can be

Ar. . Crippen, who realize the one neither imparted nor acquired. It must

radical difference between the work of be innate. It is something akin to

WHAT MODERN WRITERS NEED the past and that of to-day, not only what the Romans meant by divinus These Japanese characters spell ki-in, the essen in art but in literature. The work of afflatus. Mr. Crippen quotes approv

tial quality of great art.

the past was simple for the reason ingly Henry P. Howe's statement that

worst efforts of the kind in Europe, even that it had no need to be anything else. the great artists of the Tosa and Kano in England."

Our work is elaborate because elaboraschools, in the middle years of their

tion is necessary if we would hide, or active lives, retired from the world, Mr. Crippen believes that the world's attempt to hide, our loss of the instinct shaved their heads, and, taking the progress since the Middle Ages has of beauty. Gray wrote to Mason: "If titular rank of Hogen, Hoin or Hokyo, been purely materialistic, and that in the sentiment must stand, twist it a became Buddhist priests and entered spiritual matters we are vastly inferior little into an apophthegm, stick a monasteries, there to pass their re

to our ancestors. And this, he thinks, flower into it, gild it with a costly maining days, dividing their time be- has resulted in an appalling decadence expression." This, Mr. Crippen between meditation and inspired work, of art and letters. He writes:

lieves, is what our writers do all the that they might leave behind them im

while.
We can

no longer be sponperishable monuments to the honor and "It is generally agreed that of all the

taneous. The Pierian spring has dried glory of Japanese art. great European powers Russia is the least

up. Mr. Crippen does not directly urge advanced.' The Russian peasant retains more of his ancient arts than the peasant

Naturally, Mr. Crippen's strictures Messrs. Chesterton, Shaw and Bennett to shave their heads and enter monas

of any other country. A volume, 'Peas have been resented by many critics.

ant Art in Russia,' recently published by The New York Times Review of teries, as Huysmans did, but he says:

The Studio, is a revelation to those of Books thinks that he judges the whole

us who were ignorant of the beautiful by the part, that he judges the nation “What ki-in is there in the books of work still being done in Great and Little merely by its loudest citizens. And Arnold Bennett, Bernard Shaw, G. K. Russia. On every page there are illus- the Manchester Guardian (tlie paper Chesterton, the others who take their trations of exquisite drawn-thread linen, which the late William Ernest Henley place among the best sellers'? What in of embroidery in gold and silk, of earth- edited) defends modern art and literaspiration is to be found in the Royal enware tiles and domestic vessels that Academy or the Salon, the monument to rival in quaintness of design the produc

ture, saying: Victor Emmanuel, the costly abortion tions of oldi Holland, of carved and "Mr. Crippen would not think everythat

Montmartre, the Berlin painted woodwork that no London or one so miserable if he were not miserable ‘Dome,' the Queen Victoria Memorial? Paris or New York establishment could himself; and he is iniserable because, And as for the Japanese, the last nation produce at any price.

But even

erudite and absorbed in the glorious in the world among whom ki-in flow- significant are the photographs of such creations of the past, he can see no good ered, they are becoming each year more objects as walki (carved wooden laundry in any but a special kind of beauty."

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THE PARLOUS CONDITION OF LITERARY CRITICISM

IN AMERICA
ITERARY criticism in tlie United Mrs. Wharton says that the criticism suppressing criticism, but only for find-

States and in England is in a of fiction is practically non-existent in ing reasons why. Since it inevitably
bad way. A distinguished nov England and America. The ascidian, does throw its fcelers out, it should be
elist, Mrs. Edith Wharton, and says Mrs. Wharton, criticizes the irri- helped to develop them into finer in-

a distinguished editor, Profes- tation to which it reacts, but its rudi struments of precision. sor Bliss Perry, sometime of The At- mentary contractions are not varied by There are, she says, but three queslantic lonthly, have said so. They the nature of the irritating agent. And tions to be asked in estimating any ought to know. The author of "Ethan she believes that it is hardly too much work of art. These are: Wl'hat has the Frome" and "The Reef” contributes to say that English-speaking criticism author tried to represent? How far her criticism of criticism to the Lit- is in the ascidian stage, and throws out has he succeeded? and Was the suberary Supplement of the London or retracts its blind feelers with the ject chosen worth representing? Has Times, and Professor Perry contri same indiscrimination of movement. it the quality of being what Balzac butes his to the Yale Review.

This, however, is not an argument for called "vrai dans l'art"? These i:1

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“It is the critic's affair to deal discriminatingly with these new facts, to point out and insist upon the superior permanence and beauty of the subject deeply pondered, discerned and released from encumbering trivialities, and to show that vague bulk inay produce less impression of weight and solidity than

a firmly outlined form. It is for the critic, farther, to show that the great Russian novelistsand Tolstoy in particular -may have produced their effects in spite of, and not because of, their seeming wastefulness of method. and that, in the case of Tolstoy at any rate, the

A GLORIFICATION OF MANUAL LABOR wastefulness will nearly

This energetic study of a stevedore has been bought by the

Metropolitan Museum of Art.
always be found to have
served a deliberate artistic purpose.” He explains his meaning in these

words:
Professor Perry is absolutely sure
that the book-review, as it now exists
in the United

“I buy, for example, a pound of butter States, is worthless.

at the grocer's. The grocer puts into one "We all agree,” he says, “that the

end of his scales a piece of metal—whose status of literary criticism in America

exactness of weight, one may add, is guaris unsatisfactory. Those of us who

anteed by the State—and into the pan at write books agree that it is only now the other end of his scales he drops a and then, and by lucky accident, that lump of butter—whose purity, as it hapour books are competently reviewed. pens. is also guaranteed by the State.

We get praise enough and sometimes With a practised and, I trust, a dispasTHE HEAVY SLEDGE "An enhancement of the facts into a large imblame enough—or nearly enough—but sionate eye he watches the indicator, adds

to or subtracts from the lump of butter pressive truth.”

we do not get real criticism.” What
it

until the scales declare that the lump quiries , she believes, if duly pressed, sionistic, "interpretative" view of the weighs precisely one pound, and with that

declaration, the critical part of the transyield a full answer to the esthetic book under consideration, or an echo

action is over. The grocer becomes again problem of the novel. Outside of them of the publisher's puff. What we need,

a friend, a politician, a philosopherno criticism can be either relevant or Professor Perry believes, is the sort of -perhaps a creditor; he ceases to be a interesting, since it is only by viewing criticism which he calls "weighing.'

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MAHONRI YOUNG'S ARTISTIC SEARCH FOR THE

RHYTHM OF LABOR ODERN industry has inspired terview, pointing out that the modern these into a harmonious living unit of the plastic art of Mahonri exponent of the essentially classic tra- force.

Young. This sculptor hunts dition creates, not by imitating the Young, we learn from The Internafor the rhythm of labor, the elemental subjects or the methods of the Greeks, tional Studio, was born in Salt Lake music of the workaday world. Among but by a faithful interpretation of the City in 1877, and is a grandson of the builders of American sky-scrapers, beauty and strength of modern life. the famous Mormon leader, Brigham the excavating and wrecking crews of What he terms this “musical spirit” is, Young. He studied long enough in New York, the builders of subways in his opinion, manifested in Labor Paris to realize that his true inspiraand aqueclucts, he searches for that and Industry. But a literal repre- tion was to be found elsewhere, and eternal underlying spirit of rhythm sentation of Labor, he claims, is not after having assimilated certain that found expression in the friezes of enough. The artist, and more par- amount of instruction and experience, the Parthenon, and later among the ticularly the sculptor, must wait for, he returned to this country to work Florentine art of the Quattrocento. search for, and discover the 'rhythmic out his own artistic salvation. Says So declared Mr. Young in a recent in moments: then he must synthesize the Studio:

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