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92 BIBLIOGRAPHIES. NEtTS. AND NOTES Compiled and Edited by H. E. Gerber and E. S. Lauterbach AH authors on whom work Is actively in progress are listed, even though on some of them no Items will appear under their names until we have completed the thorough bibliographies now in progress (eg, Conrad, Hardy, Lawrence, H. H. Richardson, Schreiner). Listing of items on a few other authors under whose names we have previously published annotations Is being withheld until the more comprehensive bibliographies or supplements now in progress have been compiled (eg, Galsworthy, Gissing, Kipling, Hugh Walpoie, Israel Zangwill). Parts of this section are now permanently assigned to specific individuals, who receive appropriate credit. Scattered items annotated by members of our staff and various helpful friends are Initialed or signed individually. Again we have had the cooperation of many people in preparing this section, James G. Kennedy, Pierre Coustillas, Syed Hamid Husain, and our industrious graduate assistant, Marie T. Tate. ARNOLD BENNETT By James G. Kennedy [James G. Hepburn is still engaged on his Herculean labors on Bennett, in connection with which he plans another jaunt to England this summer. His critical study of Bennett is forthcoming, tentatively in the fall, from Indiana University Press. We are especially grateful for the two items, listed below, by Lord Beaverbrook, who kindly sent photostats to Mr. Kennedy.—HEG] Antrim, Doron K. "Arnold Bennett's 24 Hour Day," AMERICAN MERCURY, XC (Jan I960), 110-16. Surveys B's way of dealing with time through '"thinking walks,'" keeping a notebook, evening writing in his journal, and concentration. One Christmas, the President of Willys Motors gave 18,500 copies of HOWTO LIVE ON TVJENTY-FOUR HOURS A DAY to his employees. Beaverbrook, Lord. "Thirty-one Years after His Death: A Renewed Interest In the Works of an Author of Genius; as a writer he was admired—but as a man he was LOVED," EVENING STANDARD (Lond), 26 Feb 1962, P. 7. Illustrated by a Sir William Orpen caricature, captioned "'Put him back, in the shack, where the simple people grow, oohoo. "' B's character "exhibited a compound of qualities which are profoundly unusual": generosity, loveableness, and honesty. B would never tell even "social lies." His "secret fund of amusement " prevented him from ever being bored. On a motor tour of Scotland B would not speak a word of caution even at 75 mph. [Cf. THE JOURNAL OF AB (N Y: Viking, 1933), P, 689-90; 15-20 Aug 1919.1 The Orpen drawing, entitled "Arnold Bennett at Deauville," shows B gripping a champagne glass. ....... "Part 11 of a Memoir of the Remarkable Arnold Bennett; A knighthood on the way—but he said 'I'd rather not,'" EVENING STANDARD (Lond), 27 Feb I962, 7. B "was always a pretty keen politician." "His . . .liberalism was very much that associated with the name of Lloyd George"; 93 yet B "objected to Lloyd George's politics." In 1918, as Deputy Minister of Information, B, kept a "hardness of tone" toward the Prime Minister. On Lord Beaverbrook's recommendation, Lloyd George "agreed to forward [B's] name" for a knighthood. B "wrote a simple and dignified letter, with no attempt to be brilliant or funny or superior, in which he explained that he would rather that his name did not go forward for this honour." [Cf Reginald Pound, ARNOLD BENNETT, A BIOGRAPHY (N Y: Harcourt, 1953), p. 279.1 B's French wife was "very tiresome." "She used to sit on top of the piano, smoke cigars and interrupt the flow of conversation." Marguerite Bennett's book about B appeared "in the DAILY EXPRESS from November 12 to 29, 1924," as "1A Word about Arnold Bennett.'" Lord Beaverbrook writes that B "did me a very great injury" by mentioning to a columnist of the DAILY NEWS his attendance at a week-end party at Cherkley (Lord Beaverbrook's country house) that included Lord Birkenhead, Austen Chamberlain, Winston Churchill, and Lloyd George. [Cf ARNOLD BENNETT'S LETTERS TO HIS NEPHEW. Ed. Richard Bennett (Lond: Heinemann, 1936), p. 109; 12 Nov 1923.1 The "Press" took the meeting to be an anti-Baldwin conspiracy just before the 1923 election. This '"Cave of Adullam...


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