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of four or five people who enjoy what they are doing. 5. Respite: This is the last number in which the Editor will have a major hand until Spring, I965. In the Fall I shall be on Sabbatical leave in order to complete the first volume of my book on George Moore. During my absence, ELT will be in the capable hands of Edward S. Lauterbach. He will supervise the Conference number in December and direct the Conference on Kipling. With the help of Gene Davis and Michael Timko he will see the first number of our Special Series into print and he will supervise the final stages of the Kipling supplement due for mailing in the early months of 1965- So that I can really enjoy the respite from editorial labors, I rather hope our readers flood Ed Lauterbach with as much mail as, happily, they pour across my desk annually. ANNOUNCEMENTS 1. Literary Periods, Again and Again: A new text, A. Kent Hieatt and William Park (eds), THE COLLEGE ANTHOLOGY OF BRITISH AND AMERICAN VERSE (Boston: AIlyn and Bacon, 1964) affords some interesting points of departure for discussing the question of periods. This text, in its labels for the standard periods, rather glaringly avoids the "Victorian" label. Poetry since about I8OO is treated under three beads: The Romantics, The Later Nineteenth Century, The Moderns. Under the "Later Nineteenth Century" heading are included the major Victorians (Tennyson, Browning, Arnold, Meredith) and such other figures as Henley. (1849-1903), Kipling (I865-I936), and Ernest Dowson (I867-I9OO). The "Moderns" label includes Hopkins (1844-1889), Yeats (1865-1939, dates almost identical with those of Kipling), Hardy (1840-1928), Wilde (I856-I9OO), and Housman (1859-1936). Qui te obviously, Hieatt and Park are not so much concerned with calendar periods as they are concerned with the "spirit," the techniques and attitudes of poetry whenever it was written and whatever the author's dates. On this principle, however, perhaps the name of John Donne should appear among the moderns. On the whole, however, this anthology again seems to point toward the validity of and need for what we call the ELT period, a period which might comfortably include Henley, Kipling, Dowson, Hopkins, Yeats, Hardy, Wilde and Housman, but which would not include, say, Browning and Tennyson, among the earlier poets, or T. S. Eliot, Ezra Pound, and others, among the later poets. Those who produced their major characteristic work between, say, I83O and 1880 we can more reasonably group as Victorians; those who produced their major characteristic work between, say, about I92O and I95O we can best group as moderns. 2. People: Morton Cohen (CCNY) was in England again this summer to see his KiplingHaggard book through press; Katherine L. Mix (Kansas) was at Harvard and in England this summer to work on Sir Max Beerbohm; Gloria Glikin (Brooklyn), who is completing bibliography of writings about Dorothy M. Richardson, as well as a primary checklist of works by her, for us, was in London this summer; and V/endel1 Harris, who is preparing a bibliography of writings about Richard Whiteing for us, will be in England on a fellowship in the Spring of I965. 3. An All Too Brief Pleasure: Roger Lancelyn and June Green, who spent a short period last June working in the Lilly Library at Indiana University, gave us two delightful days of their time as our house guests. Mr. Green and Morton Cohen, as we announced earlier, are preparing an edition of Lewis Carroll's letters. 4. The Potteries: Portrait of an Area: The First Keele Summer School held at the University of Keele, 22-29 Aug 1964, had as its subject "The Potteries: Portrait of an Area." Included was a seminar on "Arnold Bennett and the Five Towns" directed by J. H. Levitt. Details may be had from Extramural Department, The University of Keele, Staff., England. ...

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ISSN
1559-2715
Print ISSN
0013-8339
Pages
pp. vi-vii
Launched on MUSE
2010-05-21
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No
Archive Status
Archived
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