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Jacqueline, and Four Other Stories from the French, by Henri
Nomad, by Paul Jordan-Smith [Minton].
The New Decameron, Fourth Volume, ed. by Blair [Brentano]. Copy-1925, Stories, Plays, Poems and Essays, selected by Blanche Colton Williams, Dorothy Brewster, Helen Hull, Kenyon Nicholson, Glen Mullin, from the published works of students in the special courses in writing, University Extension, Columbia University, introd. by Donald Lemen Clark [Appleton].
Day of Atonement, by Louis Golding [Knopf].
The Neglected Clue, by Isabel Ostrander [McBride].
The Annexation Society, by J. S. Fletcher [Knopf].
In His Own Image, by Frederick Baron Corvo, with an introd.
The Mistress of Husaby, trans. from the Norwegian of Sigrid
Stolen Idols, by E. Phillips Oppenheim [Little].
Bigger and Blacker, by Octavus Roy Cohen [Little].
The Passer-By, and Other Stories, by Ethel M. Dell [Putnam].
Not under the Law, by Grace Livingston Hill [Lippincott].
The Guermantes Way, by Marcel Proust, trans. by C. K. Scott
Moncrieff, 2 vols. [Seltzer].
Unveiled, by Beatrice Kean Seymour [Seltzer].
Destiny, by Rupert Hughes [Harper].
Mr. Bisbee's Princess, and Other Stories, by Julian Street [Doubleday].
The Peasants: IV, Autumn, by Ladislas Reymont [Knopf].
The Best Love Stories of 1924, ed. by Muriel Miller Humphrey [Small].
Mrs. Dalloway, by Virginia Woolf [Harcourt].
Fame, by Micheline Keating [Putnam].
The Old Woman of the Movies, and Other Stories, by Vicente
Thus Far, by J. C. Snaith [Appleton].
St. Mawr, by D. H. Lawrence Knopf].
May Fair, by Michael Arlen [Doran].
Cruel Fellowship, by Cyril Hume [Doran].
Serena Blandish, or The Difficulty of Getting Married, by A Lady
of Quality [Doran].
The Furnace, by Dan Poling [Doran].
Great Pirate Stories, Second Series, ed. by Joseph Lewis French [Brentano].
Great Sea Stories, Second Series, ed. by Joseph Lewis French
The Door to the Moor, by Millie Bird Vandeburg [Dorrance].
Mrs. Fuller, by Marguerite Bryant [Duffield].
Red Hair and Blue Sea, by Stanley R. Osborn [Scribner].
Sun Brothers, by Henry Williamson [Dutton].
Ethan Quest, His Saga, by Harry Hervey [Cosmopolitan].
A Cuckoo in the Nest, by Ben Travers [Doubleday].
Biography and Memoirs
The Pilgrimage of Henry James, by Van Wyck Brooks [Dutton].
Robert E. Lee, The Soldier, by Maj.-Gen. Sir Frederick Maurice
The Life, Diplomatic Career and Literary Activities of Nicolas Germain Léonard, by William Moseley Kerby [Paris: Champion].
Seth Low, by Benjamin R. C. Low [Putnam].
William Austin, The Creator of Peter Rugg, Being a Biograph-
Washington Irving Esquire, Ambassador at Large from the New
A Player under Three Reigns, by Sir Johnston Forbes-Robertson
The Mandarin Coat, and Five Other One-Act Plays for the Little
Mister Pitt, by Zona Gale [Appleton].
Twenty Years on Broadway, and the Years It Took to Get There,
What'll You Have? by Oliver Herford and Karl Schmidt [Holt].
Plays Produced Under the Stage Direction of David Belasco [pub.
A List of Music for Plays and Pageants, with Practical Suggestions, by Roland Holt [Appleton].
Ann's Little Affair, A Three Act Comedy, by Harry Osborne [French].
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AMONG THE RELIGIOUS BOOKS
POETRY is replete with religion. The Veil" in the "Deeper Issues Series". It is
subject may not be religious, but there is little poetry of merit which does not breathe the spiritual. Arthur S. Hoyt has brought together in "The Spiritual Message of Modern Poetry" (Macmillan) a choice selection of verse by a score of poets, interwoven with fascinating and illuminating comment. He does not present a literary criticism. His effort is rather to show "the relation of modern English poetry to the higher thought and impulse of the race".
not profound, but is simply and sincerely written and will appeal to that considerable audience already sympathetic with its subject.
"What I Believe" (Dutton) by the Honorable Bertrand Russell, F.R.S., author of "The A. B. C. of Atoms", "Icarus", and other books, is a confession of faith in which the author discusses the need for a revaluation of accepted ideas in morals, ethics, and philosophy. Chapters on "Nature and Man"; "The Good Life"; "Moral Rules"; "Salvation: Individual and Social"; "Science and Happiness", form the divisions of this book by an author too well known to be passed aside, even in this day of many profitable books.
In the opinion of "The British Weekly", the Baird Lectures of 1924 delivered by Reverend R. H. Fisher, D.D., "will stand as the most interesting event of recent years". These notable lectures are brought together in "Religious Experience" (Doran). There is certainly much spiritual refreshment in the 300 pages of this book of analysis of human experience.
"The Wisdom of the Hebrews" (Brentano) by Brian Brown should have a very general appeal in its wealth of material from the sources of writings which have enriched the Old Testament. Its nearly thirty chapters cover a wide range of accumulated wisdom.
World problems are today in the forefront of the sober minded. There are many attempts at Christian solution, but there is room for the practical chapters of "Christianity and World Problems" (Doran) by Reverend W. E. Orchard, D.D., author of "Foundations of Faith" and other volumes.
Dr. Orchard is one of England's greatest preachers and is "a close student of practical affairs and the tendencies of modern life and thought".
A unique but exceedingly welcome book is "Who's Who in the Bible" (Putnam) by Reverend E. Fletcher Allen, M.A. It is a collection of brief biographies of those biblical characters who merit a place in a book of this title.
In these days of tremendous activities, such a book as "A Way to Peace, Health and Power" (Scribner) by Bertha Conde is doubly welcome. The book is a series of "Studies for the Inner Life, covering fifty two weeks and dealing with the laws of human life and the teachings of Jesus". It does not pretend to be a mental "patent medicine" for all the ills of humanity, but a stimulating help to discovery of methods by which mind, body, and spirit can find the way to peace, health, and power.
A layman's book of philosophy, based on wide general scientific reading and observation, is apt to be invigorating even if it cannot be accepted as "gospel". There is a freshness of approach and statement in "Credo" (Doubleday, Page) by Stewart Edward White which is a boon to the tired reader. The author has been a wide traveler, a successful writer, an acknowledged thinker. In all the maze of disturbed faiths and hopes he decided to "think it out". He did and has written it.
"More Psychology and the Christian Life" (Doran) by T. W. Pym, D.S.O., M.A., head of Cambridge House and Chaplain to the King, will be welcomed by the readers of his former greatly appreciated book "Psychology and the Christian Life". Its simple
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HE aim of Dr. Dawson is to reconstitute the portrait of the Man Christ Jesus, who never thought in terms of dogmatic Christianity, towards which His probable attitude would not have differed from His attitude towards the scholastic and infertile Pharisaism which He detested. Glenn Frank, Editor of The Century Magazine says of it, "Jesus emerges from this book the practical mystic and spiritual reformer that He was. In Dr. Dawson's biography of Jesus, sound scholarship and spiritual insight have met and merged. He has effectively dramatized the religion of Jesus."
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aim is "to help people in the difficult art of daily life" through its chapters on "Imagination"; "Imagination and Belief"; "Use and Misuse of Imagination"; "Faith and Suggestion"; "The Will and the Imagination", and other chapters.
On the final pages of "The Curriculum of Religious Education" (Scribner) by William Clayton Bower, appear these uplifting statements concerning religious education: "In religion, society possesses a resource of the highest value for the making of human life effective. The religious educator can rise to no higher conception of his task than the organization of religious experience as a factor for the enrichment and advancement of human life. To come to a clear understanding of what the function of religion is and then intelligently to organize it for these ends lifts the function of the religious educator to the level of spiritual engineering. The various chapters on the curriculum, experience, knowledge, continuity, method, religious education through social participation, adaptation, make possible the climax of challenge quoted above.
"The Historical Development of Christianity" (Scribner) by Oscar L. Joseph, Litt.D., is a most important little volume, tracing the progress of Christianity and the contribution of each age. Such information as is told here in clear, concise form should be part of the historical knowledge of every Christian thinker's equipment.
Charles E. Jefferson, D.D. LL.D., pastor of the Broadway Tabernacle of New York, has presented a book of "Nature Sermons" (Revell). To quote Dr. Jefferson: "In writing a Nature Sermon, the preacher locks his library door and takes a stroll through God's Out-of-Doors. He endeavors to get near to Nature's heart. She supplies him with hints and suggestions, ideas and illustrations, and becomes to him a medium of revelation of the mind of God." In this volume the author draws his lessons from rainbows, deserts, birds, sunsets, storms, shadows, sounds, mists, spring, landscape, and lakes.
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THE CONTRIBUTORS' COLUMN
ARGARET TOD RITTER of Colorado
Springs, Colorado, has long been successful in publishing her verses in the magazines. Now Macmillan's are bringing out a collection of them. WILLIAM MCFEE, the novelist, has been lecturing often this winter, and writes us from his home in Westport, Connecticut, that he enjoys it. A new and much enlarged edition of his "An Engineer's Notebook" (Doubleday, Page) is being published this season. ELLIS PARKER BUTLER, although the author of twenty four published books and director and vice president of the Flushing National Bank, cheerfully admits that he is most widely known as the author of "Pigs Is Pigs". He was born at Muscatine, Iowa, fifty five years ago and has lived at Flushing, Long Island, some eighteen years. He is a prolific producer of short stories and magazine articles, is a past president of the Authors' League of America - of which he was one of the founders and is now secretary of the Authors' Fund. "My great ambition", Mr. Butler writes us, "is to make the Authors' League the Rotary Club of writers and to be recognized as the Babbitt of American literature."
DR. JOSEPH COLLINS, after a strenuous season in which he wrote articles for many of the leading magazines, has gone south for a rest and some golf playing on a well known island. His "Taking the Literary Pulse" (Doran) has been widely discussed during the past year. ELFRIDA DE RENNE BARROW, of Savannah, Georgia, wife of a prominent doctor there, is not only a poet but is interested in a bookstore, the Little Shop. She has been known to a certain public for her verses in "Poetry" and elsewhere. JOHN ERSKINE of Columbia University still gives some of the most largely attended English courses at that college, yet finds time to write delightfully in verse and prose. AR
NOLD PATRICK postcards us that he has never enjoyed interviewing anyone so much as the best sellers, this in spite of the fact that he has spent many hours, without too tangible results, with a score of moving picture stars. JANE BARBARA ALEXANDER is otherwise known as Mrs. Cyril Hume. She was a literary person before her husband, although both had published things, at Vassar and at Yale respectively. Miss Alexander placed her first poem before the appearance of her husband's "Wife of the Centaur". Eva v.B. HANSL is a young matron of Summit, New Jersey, who has been successful as a speaker on subjects connected with child study.
LETTA EULALIA THOMAS is a resident of Grand Rapids, Michigan. Some of her poems have been set to music, and she is well known locally as a charming poet and a remarkable woman. ROBERT BENCHLEY is indulging in a vaudeville tour, and may at almost any moment be announced in your town. We have seldom published a sketch which has caused so much comment as his parody of Michael Arlen, and we are glad to announce that the dramatic critic of "Life" will continue to do his parodies for us, and later on perhaps a few more serious essays. ARTHUR CORNING WHITE, an instructor in English at Dartmouth, has contributed papers to many of the reviews, particularly, of late, to "The Forum". RUTH MANNINGSANDERS, whose work has appeared in most of the leading English periodicals, has also published several volumes of verse in London, the last being "The Twelve Saints". GERALD H. CARSON has in large measure ceased contributing to the magazines, in order to work on a book which he calls, tentatively, "American Heretics". GRANT OVERTON reports, in lieu of news of himself:
About some gossip; Melville Davisson Post is staying at the Piping Rock Club at Locust Valley.