The most interesting study of womankind is man; it ever has been, ever will, and ever should be so."" Thus, Ella Wheeler...
WHEN WOMEN LOOK AT MEN
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The most interesting study of womankind is man; it ever has been, ever will, and ever should be so."" Thus, Ella Wheeler Wilcox in 1891; thus, editors and authors in the present anthology, 1963, published in honor of Barnard's 75th anniversary and dedicated to President Emeritus Millicent Cary McIntosh and President Rosemary Park. Chronologically arranged under five sections, with a teaser as to whether and how women's views on men have changed over seventy-five years, the collection is seriously intended as good reading. Among the ladies, Dorothy Parker, Kay Boyle, Pearl Buck, Margaret Mead, Bette Davis survey ""Men in General""; Willa Cather, Margaret Case Harriman, Frances Perkins, Aline B. Saarinen, ""Men in Particular"". ""Fathers, Sons and Brothers"" receive the attention of Edith Wharton, Sally Benson, Shirley Jackson, May Sarton; Isabella Gardner, ""Lovers"" that of Sara Orne Jewett, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Amy Lowell, Elinor Wylie, Gertrude Atherton, Hortense Calisher, Marya Mannes; ""Husbands"" the ministrations of Ellen Glasgow, Clare Booth, Katherine Anne Porter, Phyllis McGinley, Adrienne Rich, Emily Hahn, Lael Tucker Wertenbaker. These et. al. promise pleasant, at times moving entertainment.