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THE CONTRIBUTORS' COLUMN:
OBERT BENCHLEY, the able young fornia history. During its troublous career,
vaudevillian and one of the editors of “The Wave" served as teething ring for a "Life", may still be seen at first nights. number of literary aspirants such as Frank So far, in manner and approach, he is more Norris, Gelett Burgess, James Hopper, critic than actor, but you never can tell Juliet Wilbor Tompkins, Bob Davis, and with these fellows. S. FOSTER DAMON is a others who subsequently contrived reputayoung graduate of Harvard University who tions for themselves in New York. At the wrote a book on William Blake which was demise of this publication in 1900, Mr. both thoughtful and beautifully written. Cosgrave emigrated to New York, was He is a poet of growing importance. HUGH made managing editor of "Everybody's WALPOLE has been traveling on the Continent Magazine”, then published by the new firm this winter. His “The Old Ladies" is still of Doubleday, Page for John Wanamaker. on the best seller list, his “Portrait of a Man He participated in the great periodical with Red Hair" will be published in the au- reform movement, helped Thomas W. Lawtumn. RUTH MANNING-SANDERS is a young son write “Frenzied Finance", the most lady who resides in England, writes a lovely successful magazine serial on record, was the round hand, and has had many poems pub- second or third discoverer of O. Henry, and lished in the English periodicals. ROBERT assisted at the incubation of a number of the H. DAVIS, editor of "Munsey's", has been best sellers of the last twenty years, for which adept over a period of years at discover- he insists, however, he is not to blame. ing authors. He has many activities. One During the years on "Everybody's", Mr. of them is photography. The portraiture Cosgrave exposed such national institutions photography of authors is his recreation. as escaped Sam McClure, Ida Tarbell, He has made over sixty lifesize portraits of Lincoln Steffens, and Ray Stannard Baker, leading writers in this country. He uses no revealing the heinous errors of the meat and artificial lights, and does not retouch his tobacco trusts, the sins of Wall Street, of the negatives. His collection of letters from bucket shops, helped the suffrage movement authors is extraordinary there are some to its feet, and put Judge Ben Lindsey before thirty two thousand of them. From these the public. That was the period in which he intends soon to draw data for the produc- magazine editors helped run the United tion of a history of American authors over a States and were accustomed to hold conperiod of the last twenty five years. He also sultations with Roosevelt and Taft. Later intends to write some boy's stories, we hear. he presided over the Butterick magazines,
J. O'H. COSGRAVE, of the editorial staff was one of the procession of Collier editors, of the New York Sunday “World", was and joined the “World's" editorial staff in born in Australia, grew up in Auckland, 1912. Outside journalism Mr. Cosgrave is New Zealand, and began editing a social- interested in Chinese paintings, music, political weekly, “The Wave", in San mysticism, and the Dutch Treat Club. Francisco in 1889. This was an audacious His wife is Jessica G. Cosgrave, head of the disturber of traffic and convention which Finch and Lenox Schools. He has never in numbered among its staff of sharpshooters all his life, he declares, made a speech. Arthur McEwen, Ambrose Bierce, and other GEORGE JEAN NATHAN is said to be about celebrities of that brilliant period in Cali- to retire from active editorship of “The
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American Mercury", and to sail for Europe, When she and Mrs. Riggs went over their where he will live, study, and produce -- papers, they put many of them into a box with the assistance of foreign climes — a marked for posthumous use. It is from this novel. Perhaps this novel business is libel; receptacle that Miss Smith has drawn much but someone told us. LEONORA SPEYER has of the material to be used in her new book been living in New York City this winter about her sister, FRANK L. PACKARD, one of and, we hear, entertaining the literary folk the most popular of adventure and mystery with her usual lavish hospitality. ALEXAN- story writers, is an inveterate golfer and DER BLACK, author of “Stacey” and “The traveler. He recently returned to his home Great Desire", makes a personal confession in Canada after globe trotting and proceeded of youthful hurry in his paper on “How Old to begin on another story. His latest Is Genius?” He does not tell the whole published volume is called "Running Spetruth by admitting that his first story was cial”. GRANT OVERTON, now the fiction printed when he was nine or that he was an editor of “Collier's”, still finds time occasionactive newspaper reporter at sixteen. "It ally to consider critically the authors whose may be”, he says, “that living down early work he passes on professionally, and other stuff has given me a prejudice, not so much authors too, of course.
RICHARD BURTON against natural precocity as against being in keeps his temper and his sense of humor in a hurry. If a man could run his literary spite of an immense amount of labor. He career the way Longboat runs a marathon, writes us gaily: there would be a better record. You will
I find life mostly catching trains, south, east, say that this is a fine theory — writing each west or north, in order to make a lecture. It's thing as if you had all eternity for the job. interesting work, but cuts fearfully into the time
one wishes to give to writing books. Two such So it is. As a theory it may be almost
have been contracted for, long since — one on perfect. But I don't let myself be sarcastic the Bible, the other on American drama and about it. We shouldn't run, like Nurmi,
how they can ever get themselves done, the
present scribe knows not. However, having with a stopwatch in our fist, but there's
perpetrated over twenty already, why worry? something, too, in not thinking we have to Surely, the public doesn't; and it is well to fall demonstrate. It is eagerness to make an
into line with others and philosophically declare
that of the making of books there is no end impression that I have in mind. Meanwhile, and, too often, no use! there is one thing you can be sure of: Every
As this is written, I am starting for my three
months' job at the University of Minnesota, the sin against which we may warn youth has
only period I give that college. Ten weeks' been committed by the great ones we bid solid booking for summer school work will follow; youth to admire. This is awkward for the
and by September, I shall again be east, ready to
talk literature in these parts to all and sundry. pontifical. Yet there is a nice point in it There is no stagnation in such a program! one that is plain enough not to need a preachment."
MARGUERITE WILKINSON is at present MAXWELL BODENHEIM, the poet, critic, working on an anthology of Christmas and novelist, has recently published a new
poems. She has only recently published her and striking story called “Replenishing
new critical study, “The Way of the Jessica”. NORA ARCHIBALD SMITH, sister
Makers”. ROSE MACAULAY, the English of Kate Douglas Wiggin and herself a well
novelist, made her first success in this counknown writer of children's stories, was close
try with “Potterism”, and she has followed to her sister in work and life for many years.
it consistently with books of great charm and
ironic humor, such as her latest, “Orphan THE ORDER OF BOOKFELLOWS Island”. HENRY BESTON, a native of An International Association of Readers and Writers Boston, is this year living and writing in THE STEP LADDER
New York City. He has purchased a plot A Monthly Journal of Bookly Ascent
of ground on the dunes at Eastham and We have something of interest for every bookly-minded person.
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MAN'S study outline of the contemporary American short story treats of seven more writers of “Stories of Ideas”. For such of them as have published collections of stories we have indicated one or more representative works.
As a general reference list we suggest:
Index to Short Stories. Ina Ten Eyck Firkins.
H. W. WILSON.
Edward J. O'Brien. SMALL, MAYNARD.
Frederick Lewis Pattee. HARPER.
liams. DODD, MEAD.
and Henry Seidel Canby. APPLETON. The Advance of the American Short Story. Ed
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Williams. DODD, MEAD.
ter B. Pitkin. MACMILLAN.
vant Hoffman, BOBBS-MERRILL. Fiction Writers on Fiction Writing. Arthur
Sullivant Hoffman (editor). BOBBS-MERRILL.
Tessup. ALLYN, BACON.
O'Brien. SMALL, MAYNARD.
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Robinson. HOUGHTON MIFFLIN.