Winter 1940 • Vol. II No. 1 Book ReviewsJanuary 1, 1940 |

Pie and Cheese

Cities in the Wilderness (1625-1742) by Carl Bridenbaugh. Illustrated. The Ronald Press Company. $5.00Connecticut: Past and Present by Odell Shepard. Illustrated. Knopf. $3.50Philadelphia Folks by Cornelius Weygandt. Illustrated. Appleton-Century. $4.00 We hear less in these more careful days of the great American novel; and even the critical doctrines of regionalism that flourished so brightly fifteen years ago—and like the New Humanism seemed to get no farther than criticism—have dimmed. Yet the doctrines may have faded only because they have resulted in actual research and history and fiction and poetry; in any case nothing is more obvious in the present literary scene than the delving into the American past. The delving naturally varies; from a revival of romantic-historical fiction it has also been manifest in several curious attempts at some sort of bastard termed "novels in verse," it has inspired books about rivers and also a string of Broadway plays, it is present in

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