"Six Harvard Worthies' 'is the appellation given to a series of caricatures drawn by Ivan Opffer, and appearing in the June number of the rejuvenated "Dial." Le Baron Russell Briggs, Charles Townsend Copeland, Benjamin Apthrop Gould Fuller, Archibald Cary Coolidge, Leo Wiener and George Lyman Kittredge are the sextet immortalized by Mr. Opffer's art. Several are recognizable, one at least atrociously done, and two rather good--the impressions of Professors Kittredge and Wiener.
Herodotus's phoenix had nothing on the new-born "Dial" which has risen from the ashes of the old and is thriving under the inspired ministrations of Scofield Thayer '13 and Gilbert Seldes '14.
The following communication has been received by the Bookshelf Editor:
"A book on Maud Powell's life and work is in preparation. Her husband, who is furnishing the larger part of the material for this volume, will be grateful to any one that will send an account of any incident or permit examination of letters or other memoranda throwing light, on her career. All papers will be carefully copied and the originals returned to the owners. Communications should be addressed to H. Godfrey Turner, 1400 Broadway, New York."
Interest in the Italian language and literature has been much quickened by the war, and to meet the increasing demand for new textbooks and new editions of modern Italian novels and plays, the University of Chicago Press is to issue shortly, the first volumes in a new series, "The University of Chicago Italian Series," which will be under the editorship of Ernest Hatch Wilkins (Harvard Ph.D. '10), a well-known authority on Italian literature.
"Beyond the Horizon," the three-act play by Eugene O'Neill, which has just had such a successful presentation on Broadway is now issued in book form by Boni and Liveright in a uniform edition with Mr. O'Neill's other plays.
"The Young Immigrunts," by Ring W. Lardner "Jr." is a most clever parody on the notorious "Young Visiters," and should prove a best-seller. The imitation reminds us of "Mr. Jacobs," the striking parody on F. Marion Crawford's well-known novel, which was a favorite with another generation.