Spring 1939 • Vol. I No. 2 Book Reviews |

Music of a Mind

New Writing: Fall, 1938. Edited by John Lehmann. Knopf. $2.75 In Dreams Begin Responsibilities. By Delmore Schwartz. New Directions. $2.50 A sentence in Mr. Lehmann's volume might suggest to the half-attentive reader that England’s new writers had relapsed into experiments with style. "New Writing writer Sommerfield attended this do.” But if this is an experimental sentence it was anticipated years ago by the magazine Time, and as everyone knows Time has ceased to be an experiment. The writer of the sentence, Tom Harrisson, merely wishes to say that John Sommerfield, who may be known to readers of New Writing because he has been and is one of its contributors, attended a certain dance and is therefore in a position to help describe it. For what Tom Harrisson has to describe is the popular dance halls of England. Born in an Argentine thunderstorm twenty-six years ago, he studied the natives of many lands before he set sail for this northern island where thousands upon thousand

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