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Decade 1920s Archives
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  • Total Archives: 1,354 Items - 392 Reviews, 32 Books, 4 Chapters, 923 Articles, 3 Visuals
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      (Review)
      Point Counter Point, by Aldous Huxley
      1. Point Counter Point by Aldous Huxley
      The Nation
      , October 31, 1928, p. 456
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      (Review)
      The Delectable Mountains, by M. Struthers Burt
      1. The Delectable Mountains by M. Struthers Burt
      The Nation
      , July 20, 1927, p. 67
    3. Books 
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      (5 Reviews)
      Youth and Egolatry, by Pio Baroja
      1. Youth and Egolatry by Pio Baroja
      2. Ventures in Common Sense by E.W. Howe
      3. The Antichrist by Friedrich Nietzsche
      4. We Moderns by Edwin Muir
      5. Democracy and the Will to Power by James Nelson Wood
      The Nation
      , December 21, 1921, p. 733 - PDF
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      (Review)
      The Tattooed Countess, by Carl Van Vechten
      1. The Tattooed Countess by Carl Van Vechten
      The Nation
      , September 3, 1924, p. 241
    5. [+]
      (Review)
      Mantrap, by Sinclair Lewis
      1. Mantrap by Sinclair Lewis
      The Nation
      , June 16, 1926, p. 672
    6. [+]
      (Review)
      Spring Thunder and Other Poems, by Mark Van Doren
      1. Spring Thunder and Other Poems by Mark Van Doren
      The Saturday Review
      , May 30, 1925, p. 788 - PDF
    7. [+]
      (2 Reviews)
      Elinor Colhouse, by Stephen Hudson
      1. Elinor Colhouse by Stephen Hudson
      2. Intrusion by Beatrice Kean Seymour
      The Nation
      , June 21, 1922, p. 752 - PDF
    8. Foreign Book Section 
      1. Elinor Colhouse by Stephen Hudson
      2. Intrusion by Beatrice Kean Seymour
      The Nation
      , May 16, 1928, p. 564
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      (3 Reviews)
      The Modern Novel, by Wilson Follett
      1. The Modern Novel by Wilson Follett
      2. The Middle of the Road by Philip Gibbs
      3. Lady Into Fox by David Garnett
      The Nation
      , May 23, 1923, p. 602
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      (Review)
      Lazarus Laughed (1925-26), by Eugene O'Neill
      1. Lazarus Laughed (1925-26) by Eugene O'Neill
      The Nation
      , January 4, 1928, p. 19
    11. [+]
      (Review)
      The Locomotive-God, by William Ellery Leonard
      1. The Locomotive-God by William Ellery Leonard
      The Nation
      , October 19, 1927, p. 428
    12. [+]
      (Review)
      Rue with a Difference, by Charles Recht
      1. Rue with a Difference by Charles Recht
      The Nation
      , October 8, 1924, p. 382
    13. [+]
      (2 Reviews)
      L'Amorous Fiametta, by Giovanni Boccaccio and Edward Hutton
      1. L'Amorous Fiametta by Giovanni Boccaccio and Edward Hutton
      2. The Works of Aretino by Samuel Putnam and Aretino
      The Nation
      , February 23, 1927, p. 212
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      (Review)
      Migrations, by Evelyn Scott
      1. Migrations by Evelyn Scott
      The Nation
      , May 4, 1927, p. 505
      1. Migrations by Evelyn Scott
      The Saturday Review
      , October 26, 1929, p. 314 - PDF
    15. Books 
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      (3 Reviews)
      The Singing Captives, by E.B.C. Jones
      1. The Singing Captives by E.B.C. Jones
      2. The House of Adventure by Warwick Deeping
      3. Flowing Gold by Rex Beach
      The Nation
      , October 18, 1922, p. 416 - PDF
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      (2 Reviews)
      The Green Hat, by Michael Arlen
      1. The Green Hat by Michael Arlen
      2. Young Archimedes, and Other Stories by Aldous Huxley
      The Nation
      , November 5, 1924, p. 499
    17. Books 
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      (7 Reviews)
      Elder Conklin and Other Stories, by Frank Harris
      1. Elder Conklin and Other Stories by Frank Harris
      2. A Daughter of Eve by Frank Harris
      3. The Bomb by Frank Harris
      4. The Man Shakespeare and His Tragic Life-Story by Frank Harris
      5. Contemporary Portraits: Second Series by Frank Harris
      6. Contemporary Portraits: Third Series by Frank Harris
      7. Oscar Wilde: His Life and Confessions by Frank Harris
      The Nation
      , July 5, 1922, p. 19 - PDF
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      (Review)
      The Spring Flight, by Lee J. Smits
      1. The Spring Flight by Lee J. Smits
      The Nation
      , May 20, 1925, p. 576
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      (Review)
      The Bright Shawl, by Joseph Hergesheimer
      1. The Bright Shawl by Joseph Hergesheimer
      The Nation
      , November 22, 1922, p. 553 - PDF