An odd book to publish- even the magic of White's name scarcely justifies it, nor does the reputation Gilbert Wilson has...

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LETTERS OF WILLIAM ALLEN WHITE AND A YOUNG MAN

An odd book to publish- even the magic of White's name scarcely justifies it, nor does the reputation Gilbert Wilson has made for himself through his murals, notably those at Antioch College, assure an audience. The chief value, perhaps, lies in the revelation of how pressure of ill fortune and opposition swung one sensitive youth into the leftish ranks- and of the leavening influence which made him a ""gentler radical"" of occasional correspondence over a period of nine years with the ""sage of Emporia"". Wilson emerges from the interchange as typical of certain elements of youth- none too appealing in his brash arrogance, but sometimes challenging.

Pub Date: Feb. 26, 1947

ISBN: 1164475797

Page Count: -

Publisher: John Day

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Feb. 1, 1947