Mr. Powys says of this book that he has sought to correct that plausible and superficial view of the Russian people as “the half-civilised legions to whom we have taught killing by machinery”—a view to which even so independent a thinker as George Bernard Shaw appears to have fallen a victim.
The Nation says:—“It is more weighty than many of the more pretentious treatises on the subject.”
THE SOLILOQUY OF A HERMIT
By THEODORE FRANCIS POWYS
12mo, 144 pages, $1.00
A profoundly original interpretation of life by the great lecturer’s hermit brother of which the Dial, Chicago says: “Truly a satirist and humorist of a different kidney from the ordinary sort is this companionable hermit. There is many a chuckle in his little book.”
G. ARNOLD SHAW, PUBLISHER TO THE UNIVERSITY LECTURERS ASSOCIATION
GRAND CENTRAL TERMINAL, NEW YORK
BOOKS BY I.B. STOUGHTON HOLBORN
CHILDREN OF FANCY
Second Edition, 256 pages, $2.00 net
This volume has a special claim to attention as the poet was invited to read these poems at Oxford University at the 1915 Summer Meeting. The Oxford Chronicle in a long account “of one of the greatest pleasures provided for the Meeting,” remarked that “the ideal is perfectly attained when the poet can recite his own poems with the artistry with which Mr. Holborn introduced to his audience his charming ‘Children of Fancy.’”
Mr. Holborn swam with part of the MSS. from the Lusitania, and the Edinburgh Evening News says that “he has commemorated the tragedy in lines of sublime pathos.”
AMERICAN REVIEW OF REVIEWS says: “Mr. Holborn’s poetry is delicate, musical, rhapsodic; often shaped to enfold classical themes, always of proportioned comeliness, filled with a vague haunting of indefinable beauty that can never be embraced in words. It is a book of poetry for poets; one can hardly say more.”
Adopted for Required Reading by the Pittsburgh Teachers Reading Circle
THE NEED FOR ART IN LIFE
Cloth, 116 pp., 75 cents net
The object of Mr. Holborn’s little book is to show that the peculiar evil of the present day is a lack of the proper love and appreciation of Art and Beauty. Our social and political problems which we attempt to tackle on scientific and moral lines can never be righted in that way, as we have not made a scientifically correct diagnosis of the disease.
He makes a careful analytical survey of the three great epochs in our past civilization and clearly demonstrates that wherever one of the fundamentals of man’s existence is wanting the man as a whole must fail.
It makes no difference whether the lack be on the intellectual, artistic or moral side—the result is equally disastrous to the complete man.