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ably with his EBBTIDE and THE WRECKER.” Wyoming. Her new mystery novel, THE By V. Sackville-West there is SEDUCERS IN RED LAMP, has gone into manufacture for ECUADOR, whose title has nothing to do August release, which in this instance is a with the story beyond its mystery and lengthy process, for the first edition is to be strange quality. Curiously I read it through a hundred thousand copies. E. V. Lucas, (and it is a short book) until I laid it down essayist, art critic, is recently in from Engstaggered by the fact that it might be true. land; and once in a while comes Dan Poling, It is a Tale of Hoffman, boldly done, a who is Dr. Daniel Poling of the Old Fort ghoulish trick of fate and imagination. I Church on Fifth Avenue, to talk about THE would read it again if I did not remember FURNACE, published in May. Like Ralph every line. V. Sackville-West wrote CHAL- Connor, who is finishing TREADING THE LENGE several years ago,
WINEPRESS for autumn and that one I have given
release, he has shown that to dozen people at
a minister can write a Christmas ever since.
powerful story, especially Then there is THE
if he has been a laborer, HARP, a story of South
lecturer and army chapAfrica containing a mystic
lain. quality of other character,
Manuscripts eagerly almost epic in its tale of
awaited are coming in to mother and son. Ethelreda
Murray Hill. Hugh WalLewis, the author, is a
pole's PORTRAIT OF A MAN resident of Johannesburg,
WITH RED HAIR and and wife of a doctor there.
Frank Swinnerton's THE Hers is one of the few
ELDER SISTER; Aldous novels by South Africans
Huxley's ALONG THE which has reached Ameri
ROAD and Richard can publication. Another
THE was THE LITTLE KAROO,
BRAVE MUSIC!” are Whose novel of THE ELDER SISTER by Pauline Smith, the is awaited eagerly for autumn
riving or expected from book of short stories
England. RED ASHES, by about which Arnold
Margaret Pedler, is in Bennett is so tremendously enthusiastic. preparation for July and an immediate suc
cess; THE GIRL WHO CAST OUT FEAR is just So much has happened recently on Murray
in from Italy, where Dorothy Speare is makHill. Twelve new Americans of consider
ing her debut in grand opera, and will be able reputation have added their names to
brought out in the fall. the summer and autumn publication lists: Floyd Dell, Percy MacKaye, Elsie Sing- No wonder then, that typewriters rattle master, Nalbro Bartley, Stephen Vincent and papers rustle on Murray Hill. All these Benet, Hervey Allen, DuBose Heyward, books must be set in type, plated, printed, Edward Lucas White, Jessica C. Cosgrave, bound and jacketed for autumn and ChristCorey Ford, Henry Beston, and Gordon mas. Then they will start on their ultimate Young.
journey, bravely clad; and other manuscripts Michael Arlen has returned to England, will enter through the mahogany door to be triumphant but exhausted by the demands read and judged by that most capricious of on him here. Irvin Cobb is headed toward standards, the public taste. Montana, and Mary Roberts Rinehart is in
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do with individual words which he has used worthy for unusual religious news, the which do not appeal to the taste of the reader. visit to this country of Professor James Mof- One woman, whose name is Jemima, protests fatt has been an event. His new translation because he has changed that name in the of the Old Testament has received a well passage in Job to Ringdove. But on the deserved publicity through the religious and whole scholars are agreed that it has been a secular press. Many were anticipating see- mighty big task well done. ing and hearing the man.
We have the habit in this country of thinking that all liberals must be fighting liberals. Mrs. Mary M. Russell, who, by the way, They must be "agin" something. They
They is at present Chief Executive of the Camp like to startle that is a part of their stock
Fire Girls of Los Angeles, recently told us of in trade. So, many had thought of this
the beginnings of her work in religious draman. He hasn't hesitated to use the best matics. It was while she was director of of scientific research in his books. Many of
young peoples' work in a church in Boston. his words and phrases in his new translation The pastor was perplexed with mid-week serare revolutionary.
vice problem. In order to encourage the What a surprise it must have been to many young people to attend he suggested that she to listen to and meet this quiet, modest plan to put on a short Biblical drama. Imagscholar with his courtesy of conduct and sim- ine the surprise of the pastor and herself on plicity of speech. The Scotch make fine
that Wednesday evening to find several hunpreachers for this day. They have the fac- dred people crowding into the room where ulty of considering and absorbing all the formerly there were but a few dozen. All of benefit of higher criticism and research with- Mrs. Russell's books are the result of actual out sacrificing the fine ballast of piety and productions. She believes that each drama consecration. Liberal perhaps; but Chris- should be very successfully produced under tian leaders of the sanest type. Yes, un- normal conditions before it is published. doubtedly, yes. And this describes Dr. Moffatt as he appeared to his friends in America.
Dan Poling's entrance into the field of Many of our religious leaders from abroad
fiction is watched with considerable interest. are well known in New York but Dr. Moffatt
All of his other books have been of sermons or is welcomed to all parts of the country. Just
church methods. We rather think that he is at present he is lecturing in Texas. He writes enjoying the experience of reading the refrom there that he is having a wonderful views of his first novel. “Our budding young time, though he fears for his modesty and
novelist” was the way that he was introdigestion.
duced at a gathering a few nights ago. Among things carefully preserved in this office is an envelope which will show how well known his Bible translation is. It is addressed,
Mr. Basil Matthews, secretary of the Boys'
Department, World Y. M. C. A., has been Publishers of the New Testament,
among the recent callers at Murray Hill. Translated into Modern English,
He is the author of a number of books on the New York, New York.
Doran lists and will soon have another one on Dr. Moffatt.
the life of Christ. This is Mr. Matthews'
first visit to America. He was bound for Uncle Sam was well enough informed to
Estes Park, Colorado, where he will particisend this where it belonged, to 244 Madison
pate in a conference of Boys' Work SecreAvenue.
taries of the Y. M. C. A. Criticisms of Dr. Moffatt's Old Testament are many and varied. Most of them have to
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"HE eighth instalment of THE BOOK
Short Stories of America. Robert L. Ramsay. MAN's study outline of the contempo
HOUGHTON MIFFLIN. rary American short story treats of six
References writers of “Humorous Stories”. For such
The Development of the American Short Story. of them as have published collections of Frederick Lewis Pattee. HARPER. stories we have indicated one or more rep
Our Short Story Writers. Blanche Colton Wilresentative works.
liams. DODD, MEAD.
The Book of the Short Story. Alexander Jessup As general reference list we suggest:
and Henry Seidel Canby. APPLETON. The Advance of the American Short Story. Ed
ward J. O'Brien. DODD, MEAD. Indexes
The Short Story in English. Henry Seidel Canby.
Holt. Index to Short Stories. Ina Ten Eyck Firkins. Short Story Writing for Profit. M. Joseph. H. W. WILSON.
SMALL, MAYNARD. The Best Short Stories of 1924 (and other years). Short Story Writing. N. B. Fagin. SELTZER. Edward J. O'Brien. SMALL, MAYNARD.
How to Write Stories. Walter B. Pitkin. HAR
Narrative Technique. T. H. Uzzell. HARCOURT, Anthologies
A Handbook on Story Writing. Blanche Colton Representative American Short Stories. Alexander Williams. DODD, MEAD. Jessup. ALLYN, BACON.
A Manual of the Short Story Art. G. Clark. The Best Short Stories of 1924, etc. Edward J. MACMILLAN. O'Brien. SMALL, MAYNARD.
The Art and the Business of Story Writing. Wal0. Henry Memorial Award Prize Stories of 1924, ter B. Pitkin. MACMILLAN. etc. DOUBLEDAY, PAGE.
Fundamentals of Fiction Writing. Arthur SulliThrice Told Tales. Blanche Colton Williams. vant Hoffman. BOBBS-MERRILL. DODD, MEAD.
Fiction Writers on Fiction Writing Arthur Short Stories by Present-Day Authors. Raymond Sullivant Hoffman (editor). BOBBS-MERRILL. Woodbury Pence. MACMILLAN.
Today's Short Stories Analyzed. R. W. Neal. The Stories Editors Buy and Why. Jean Wick. OXFORD. SMALL, MAYNARD.
Short Stories in the Making. R. W. Neal. Modern Short Stories. Frederick Houk Law. OXFORD. CENTURY.
Writing the Short Story. J. B. Esenwein. HINDS, Contemporary Short Stories. Kenneth Allan HAYDEN, ELDREDGE. Robinson. Houghton MIFFLIN.
Authors of the Day. Grant Overton. DORAN.
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THE CONTEMPORARY SHORT
Committee: Gerald H. Carson, Chairman; Henry
S. Canby, Ellis Parker Butler, Maxwell Aley,
IV: Humorous Stories (First Instalment)
GEORGE ADE A Sign of Trust
Fables in Slang. DUFFIELD. 1900.
Out of Indiana comes the portly George Ade OR more than ninety years book- whose name is always connected instantly with
sellers have tested our Book Service "Fables in Slang". He is short story writer, and have found it trustworthy. They
playwright, and scenario writer. Mr. Ade was
born in Kentland, Indiana, on February 9, 1866. have relied upon this service more and
He received a B. S. at Purdue University in 1887 more. Many dealers all over the coun- and has been a trustee there. He did newspaper try now leave it entirely to us to choose work in Lafayette, Indiana, and on the Chicago their books for them. We select the “Record”. He is often to be seen on the streets stock for new shops, and keep estab- of New York, but makes his home at his farm in lished shops supplied with popular titles,
Indiana. thus affording booklovers in many sec- REFERENCES: tions such an assortment to choose from Great Modern American Stories. William Dean as would not otherwise be available.
Howells. BONI, LIVERIGHT.
George Ade. Thomas L. Masson. BOOKMAN,
ELLIS PARKER BUTLER
Here is another middle westerner. Ellis Parker Butler was born in Muscatine, Iowa, December 5, 1869. He received a high school education. Like Mr. Ade, he is immediately associated with a definite title: "Pigs is Pigs”. He now lives in
Flushing, New York, and has just retired as presiThen by all means refer to the travel section
dent of the Authors' League of America. He of Harper's Magazine -Every month you will
contributes short stories to “The Delineator", find many alluring suggestions and vivid pic
“The Woman's Home Companion”, and “The tures of America and faraway places including
Saturday Evening Post”.
IRVIN S. COBB
Sundry Accounts. DORAN. 1922. Feel perfectly free to write us-Our Travel Bureau will gladly furnish any information desired.
Mr. Cobb is a humorist of distinction, who HARPER'S MAGAZINE
needs no biography attached to his name. Every49 East 33rd Street, New York, N. Y.
one knows that he was born in Paducah, Kentucky, and that after he received his formal education he became a newspaper man
in fact he may be said to have been a newspaper man from boyhood on. He has been on the Paducah “Daily News”, the Louisville Evening Post", the Paducah “News-Democrat”, the New York “Evening Sun”, the New York “Evening World" and "Sunday World”. He represented “The Saturday Evening Post” as war correspondent in
Europe. Mr. Cobb is married and lives in Please mention The Bookman in writing to advertisers
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XXV Ossining, New York. His one child, Elizabeth Cobb Chapman, is also a short story writer whose
EVERY PERSON SHOULD HAVE A work is now appearing in “Cosmopolitan” and
BOOK PLATE other magazines. Mr. Cobb is the winner of the
SEND FOR SAMPLES AND SUGGESTIONS 0. Henry award for the best short story published
COATS-OF-ARMS in 1922. This was “Snake Doctor", which
PAINTED IN TRUE COLORS FOR FRAMING appears in a collection by that title.
PENN DE BARTHE REFERENCES:
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929 CHESTNUT ST., PHILADELPHIA,PA. Our Short Story Writers. The Best Short Stories of 1917.
THE ORDER OF BOOKFELLOWS The Best Short Stories of 1916. Authors of the Day.
An International Association of Readers and Writers Irvin S. Cobb: Storyteller. Grant Overton.
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Chicago, Ill., U.S.A. Sunclouds. DODD, MEAD. 1924.
The Octavus Roy Cohen, also, was born in the south
CANADIAN and served as a newspaper man. He comes from Charleston, South Carolina; was educated at a
A Monthly Jurnal devoted to Literature military academy; and went to Clemson College. He has been a civil engineer and a lawyer, in
Six Months, 50c addition to his editorial work on the Birmingham “Ledger”, the Charleston “News and Courier”,
(U. S. Stamps will do) the Bayonne “Times” and the Newark “Morning
Regular Rate $2 a Year Star". Mr. Cohen is well known for his Negro stories. He is living now in Birmingham, Alabama. His stories appear in “Good Housekeeping”, “The Red Book”, and “Collier's”, as well
Canadian Bookman as “The Saturday Evening Post”.
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