March 2, 2024

The Snopes World

By Robert Penn Warren

The Hamlet. By William Faulkner. Random House. $2.50 The Hamlet is William Faulkner’s fourteenth published book of prose fiction. With its opening sentence it proclaims itself a part of that […]

March 2, 2024

The Naturalism of Santayana

By Justus Buchler

The Realm of Spirit. By George Santayana. Scribner. $3.00 The Philosophy of George Santayana. Library of Living Philosophers, Vol. II. Edited by Paul Arthur Schilpp. Northwestern University Press. $4.00 Unperturbed […]

March 2, 2024

The Monster, Marriage

By Haakon M. Chevalier

Costals and the Hippogriff. By Henry De Montherlani. Knopf. $2.75 Henry De Montherlants’s early writings—La Relève du Matin (1920), Le Songe (1922), Les Olympiques (1924), etc.—are intensely personal and reveal […]

March 2, 2024

Lorca in English

By Muriel Rukeyser

Blood Wedding. A Tragedy by F. Garcia Lorca. Translated by Gilbert Neiman. New Directions. 50 cents Poems. F. Garcia Lorca. Translated by Stephen Spender and J. L. Gili. Selection and […]

February 17, 2024

Art Letter: The New Art Books

By Jerome Mellquist

ROMAN PORTRAITS. Foreword by Ludwig Goldscheider. Phaidon Edition. Oxford. $3.50 DONATELLO. Preface by L. Goldscheider. Phaidon Edition. Oxford. $3.50 VERMEER. Foreword by Thomas Bodkin. Phaidon Edition. Oxford. $3.50 ERIK GILL: […]

February 17, 2024

Indefatigable Tommy

By J. C. R.

BARRIE. By Denis Mackail. Scribner’s. $3.75 In 1890 Barrie was 30 years old and his biographer can imagine him taking stock of his achievement as follows: That he came to […]