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Believing that clubs will welcome an outline which combines range of subject with an authoritative understanding of the end to be achieved, the editors have brought together representative committees of authors, students, and critics to present for the use of women's clubs an outline which will contain both elements. The divisions of the series are: I. Contemporary American Fiction (see THE BOOKMAN for October, November, December, 1922, January, 1923); II. Contemporary American Poetry (see THE BOOKMAN for March, April, May, June, July, August, 1923); III. Contemporary American Drama (see THE BOOKMAN from November, 1923 through July, 1924); IV. The Short Story. After contemporary American literature has been covered, programs on the historical background of our literature will be given and these will be followed by a survey of the English field.

The BOOKMAN programs are formed, not by the editors of this magazine but by a board of advice which has been organized to include names from various lines of literary thought in America, so that the result will represent no one group. The executive committee of advice is as follows: Mary Austin, the novelist; Dr. Arthur E. Bostwick, librarian of the St. Louis Public Library; Dr. Carl Van Doren, one of the editors of "The Century"; Mrs. L. A. Miller, chairman of literature, General Federation of Women's Clubs; May Lamberton Becker, of the "Reader's Guide" of "The Saturday Review"; Dr. Joseph Fort Newton, rector of the Church of the Divine Paternity, New York City; Booth Tarkington, the novelist; and Rose V. S. Berry, of the General Federation of Women's Clubs.

The Editor of THE BOOKMAN and his advisers and associates will answer promptly and to the best of their ability any question confronting any literary club. Such questions should be addressed "THE BOOKMAN'S Literary Club Service".

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Committee: Gerald H. Carson, Chairman; Henry S. Canby, Ellis Parker Butler, Maxwell Aley, Stephen Vincent Benét.

III: Stories of Ideas (Second Instalment) KATHARINE FULLERTON GEROULD Valiant Dust. SCRIBNER. 1922.

Mrs. Gerould, whose husband is professor of English at Princeton, was born in Brockton, Massachusetts, in 1879, and has written most frequently of New England. She was graduated from Radcliffe College in 1900 and was a reader in Bryn Mawr College until 1910. In 1900 she received the "Century" prize for the best story from a college graduate. Mrs. Gerould contributes essays and verse to the magazines, and her short stories can be found in "The Century", "Harper's", "Scribner's", "McClure's", "Everybody's", and "The Atlantic Monthly". REFERENCES:

The Best Short Stories of 1917.
The Best Short Stories of 1920.

SUSAN GLASPELL Lifted Masks. STOKES. 1912.

Susan Glaspell, perhaps better known as a dramatist, is the widow of George Cram Cook, with whom she collaborated in the writing of plays. She was born in Davenport, Iowa, in 1882, received her Ph.B. at Drake University, and took postgraduate work at the University of Chicago. She was at one time State House and legislative reporter on the "News" and the "Capital" in Des Moines. Her stories may be found in "Good Housekeeping", "The Ladies' Home Journal", "Harper's", and "Munsey's". REFERENCE:

The Best Short Stories of 1919.


James Marie Hopper is another lawyer-writer on this list. He was born in Paris in 1876 and came to America in 1887. He was educated at the University of California, and admitted to the bar in 1900. He has been a reporter on San Francisco newspapers, instructor of French at the University of California, a member of the educational department in the Philippines, of the staff of "McClure's", and war correspondent for "Collier's" in France. Mr. Hopper contributes stories to "The Saturday Evening Post", "Collier's", and "The Woman's Home Companion".

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"Momma" HARPER. 1920.

Rupert Hughes, short story writer, novelist, and editor, was born in Lancaster, Missouri, in 1872. He was educated at Western Reserve University and Yale. He has been assistant editor on "Godey's Magazine", "Current Literature", and "The Criterion", and a member of the staff of the Encyclopædia Britannica Company. During the world war he attained the rank of major in the United States army. Mr. Hughes has recently been engaged in writing and directing motion pictures in California, where he is affiliated with the Goldwyn company. His short stories appear in "The Saturday Evening Post", Cosmopolitan", "The Ladies' Home Journal", and "Hearst's".

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Donald Robert Perry Marquis is the actual name of this well known writer of light verse and newspaper columnist. He was born at Walnut, Illinois, July 19, 1878. He has combined the careers of journalist, short story writer, and playwright, and is a member of the American Institute of Arts and Letters. His play "The Old Soak" proved exceedingly popular a couple of seasons back. At present he lives on Long Island and conducts a column on the New York "HeraldTribune". His short stories have appeared almost exclusively in "The Red Book".


The Literary Spotlight. John Farrar. DORAN


Alice Duer Miller was born in New York in 1874, married to Henry Wise Miller of that city in 1899, the year of her graduation from Barnard College, and still makes her home there. Her serial "Manslaughter", which ran in "The Saturday Evening Post" two years ago and was made into a motion picture, brought her forcibly to the attention of that portion of the public not already acquainted with her short stories. These appear in "The Red Book", "Harper's", "Scribner's", "The Saturday Evening Post", and, now almost exclusively, in "The Woman's Home Companion". REFERENCE:

O. Henry Memorial Award Prize Stories of 1920. (To be continued in May.)


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Dwight T. Farnaham, H. E. Howe, R. W. King, and J. A. Hall are the joint authors of "Profitable Science in Industry" (Macmillan). The first named explains the general principles of scientific management in industry. Dr. Howe presents the usefulness of the chemist in industry, and Dr. King does the same for the electrical engineer. The mechanical engineer's contribution to manufacture through steam power plants, hydraulic turbines, and interval combustion engines is discussed by Mr. Hall. The unusual manner

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Robert S. Brookings in "Industrial Ownership, Its Economic and Social Significance" (Macmillan) goes one step beyond the problem of labor and capital and considers, rather, labor and the public. "The CapitalLabor problem, the many phases of which have been so long under discussion, is in the process of solution through the wide distribution of industrial ownership among relatively small stockholders", says Mr. Brookings. He presents some interesting tables of comparative profits, and then very reasonably shows that labor participation in the management of industry, and increased production per capita, will result in better living conditions for the workers. In reality the book is an advanced study of labor's relations with society.-J. G.


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If Dreams Come True, by Alice Ross Colver [Penn].
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With This Ring, by Fanny Heaslip Lea (Dodd].

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Five in Family, by E. H. Anstruther (Mrs. J. C. Squire) [Dodd].
Mrs. William Horton Speaking, by Fannie Kilbourne [Dodd).
Short Stories Written in Shanghai, by Members of the Short
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Drag, A Comedy, by William Dudley Pelley [Little].
The Constant Nymph, by Margaret Kennedy [Doubleday].
The Virgin Flame, by Ernest Pascal [Brentano].
Soundings, by A. Hamilton Gibbs (Little].

The Prince of Washington Square, An Up-to-the-Minute Story, by Harry F. Liscomb [Stokes].

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The Chaste Diana, by E. Barrington [Dodd].

The Black Soul, by Liam O'Flaherty (Liveright].

Tongues of Flame, and Other Stories, by Algernon Blackwood [Dutton].

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The Dinner Club, by H. C. McNeile (Doran].

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The Grand Inquisitor, by Donald Douglas (Liveright].

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The Mirror and the Lamp, by W. B. Maxwell (Dodd].
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Last Year's Nest, by Dorothy À Beckett Terrell [Appleton].

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