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

Muses and Amazons

By J. C. R.

We welcome Decision, the monthly ‘review of free culture” that was launched with a good deal of ceremony in January from New York. Its editor, some of its editorial advisors, […]

March 2, 2024


By John Erskine

Since Vergil wrote of empire, the parallel has been drawn between public issues in his time and in ours. But it was perhaps his most endearing characteristic that in discussing […]

March 2, 2024

At Chinese Checkers

By John Berryman

I Again—but other faces bend with mineUpon the board—I settle to this gameAnd drive my marbles leaping or in lineToward the goal, the triangular blue aimOf all my red ones, […]

March 2, 2024

The Arts

By John Peale Bishop

To speak on the future of anything whatsoever is to take on, not only the prerogatives of a prophet, but the risks. And the risk of a prophet is always […]