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Shorter Notices

IT seems, from past eihmple, that the most valuable translations of poetry in our language have come from translators who, were attracted towards one particular poet or poetic......

Pleasures Of The Theatre

THE dangers of versatility are well-known to authors as they are to other artists. The public likes to have its painters and actors and writers neatly docketed so that it may......

It May Fairly Be Said—indeed, The Author Himself Hints As

much— that Colonel Dickson has every qualification except that of literary artifice for describing the life of the Arab Bedouin. Born in Syria and nurtured on tribal milk, he......

Fiction

Poor Man's Orange. By Ruth Park. (Joseph. los. 6d.) The Widow. By Susan Yorke. (Lehmann. 9s. 6d.) Prelude to Jesting. By Mary Mitchell. (Methuen. 9s. 6d.) (Richards Press. 7s.......