The Book Review Digest; Annual Cumulation Volume 13

The Book Review Digest; Annual Cumulation Volume 13

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1918 edition. Excerpt: ...as found in the social lives of savages and barbarians, in the mediaval city, to its culmination in the modern state and community." (Boston Transcript) 12 "Some reflections on the great war made by a Chinese student and traveller, edited and rendered into colloquial English by Ambrose Pratt." (Title-page) Brief observations as to the characteristics of the different peoples of Europe as they impressed him in his travels, are followed by the author's discussion of the sex of nations. A nation, like a human being, has a. soul, and the soul of the nation like that of the human being has sex. Germany has a female soul. He says, "The psychological genesis of the war between Germany and Europe is sexual. It is a war between the femininity of Germany and the masculinity of her neighbors-especially the masculinity of England." "Dr Kunz has drawn on the most diverse sources for his materials, and has brought together an extraordinary amount of curious learning. He has not, however, the gift of lucid order.... If the reader tries to flnd a connected answer to any question that su ests itself, such as the development of the ring orms he finds himself bathed by wealth of matter an insuiiicient method." +--The Times London Lit Sup p294 Je 21 '17 1050w KUPRIN, ALEXANDER IVANOVICH. Bracelet of garnets, and other stories; with an introd. by W: Lyon Phelps. ii '$1.35 (2c) Scribner 17-13619 In his selection of stories for this volume, Leo Pasvolsky has had the advice of the author. In a letter from Mr Kuprin, eight of the stories here translated were named as among those he considered "most successful." "There is wholeness about Kuprin as a writer, which breathes of the strength and power of Russia...show more

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  • Paperback | 354 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 19mm | 630g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236810635
  • 9781236810632