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Pieces of Hate and other Enthusiasms

Pieces of Hate and other Enthusiasms by Heywood Broun
By: (1888-1939)

This book is a collection of humorous short stories about ordinary instances in daily life. We learn many interesting things about life, such as how to court women successfully, what it feels like to be a god, and why sometimes it would be a good idea to exchange one's own newborn baby for a better one at the hospital.

First Page:

PIECES OF HATE

HEYWOOD BROUN

PIECES OF HATE

And Other Enthusiasms

BY HEYWOOD BROUN

[Illustration: colophon]

GEORGE H. DORAN COMPANY PUBLISHERS 1922 NEW YORK

COPYRIGHT, 1922 BY GEORGE H. DORAN COMPANY

[Illustration: colophon]

PIECES OF HATE. PRINTED IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

TO MY FATHER HEYWOOD C. BROUN

PREFACE

The trouble with prefaces is that they are partial and so we have decided to offer instead an unbiased review of "Pieces of Hate." The publishers have kindly furnished us advance proofs for this purpose.

We wish we could speak with unreserved enthusiasm about this book. It would be pleasant to make out a list of three essential volumes for humanity and suggest the complete works of William Shakespeare, the Bible and "Pieces of Hate," but Mr. Broun's book does not deserve any such ranking. Speaking as a critic of books, we are not at all sure that we care to recommend it. It seems to us that the author is honest, but the value of that quality has been vastly overstressed in present day reviewing. We are inclined to say "What of it?" There would be nothing particularly persuasive if a man should approach a poker game and say, "Won't you let Broun in; I can assure he's honest... Continue reading book >>


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