John Galsworthy | Critical Essay by The New York Times Book Review

This literature criticism consists of approximately 4 pages of analysis & critique of John Galsworthy.
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SOURCE: A review of Captures, in The New York Times Book Review, September 16, 1923, p. 11.

In the review below, the critic compares Galsworthy's stories in Captures with the game of cricket, asserting that they both contain a "code of gentility. "

Reading another Galsworthy short stories, essays or poems book, whether a novel, plays, is like following a team, or a sportsman, in a familiar game, and seeing the supported colors come to the defeat of a gentleman. It is again Galsworthy's code of gentility, of "cricket," against a more material, coarse-fibred world that is revealed in his latest collection of short stories, Captures.

Reference to games in connection with Galsworthy is not to be construed as convicting that fine artist of triviality; it is rather a recognition of a quality held in common—that "inner pluck" which is perhaps the most...

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