The market for this autobiography will be largely among literary people, particularly those interested in the group of...

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The market for this autobiography will be largely among literary people, particularly those interested in the group of brilliant young writers in Chicago before the World War. -- Carl Sandburg, George Cram Cooke, Susan Glaspell, Sherwood Anderson, Lucian Cary, Floyd Dell and others. This story of his life goes back to his own introspective, self-conscious childhood, and ho paints anything but a prepossessing picture of himself, born to control poverty and ashamed of it, yearning for friendship and afraid of it, eager to know girls and feel the awakening of sex and shut up within himself. Then his escape to Chicago -- his first marriage and its dissolution -- his years of groping for permanency in love -- his second and successful marriage. Personalities cross the pages -- incidents such as the trial of the editors of The Masses lend color. The early Bohemianism of an unspoiled Greenwich Village and the creeping in of the new element. There is interesting material -- and yet, somehow it lacks the vital spark. Will probably have a fairly-large sale in metropolitan districts; limited elsewhere.

Pub Date: Sept. 28, 1933

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Farrar & Rinehart

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Sept. 1, 1933