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Bookman, March 1921

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John Farrar's "Bookman, March 1921" is a fascinating exploration of the literary landscape of the early 20th century. The essays and reviews within its pages provide valuable insights into the work of both established and up-and-coming authors, as well as important commentary on the state of the publishing industry at the time.

Farrar's writing is clear and engaging, and his passion for literature shines through on every page. His thoughtful analysis of the books and authors he discusses is both informative and thought-provoking, making this a must-read for anyone with an interest in literary history.

One of the highlights of the collection is Farrar's review of T.S. Eliot's "The Waste Land," which provides a deep dive into the themes and influences of this groundbreaking poem. Farrar's criticism is fair and balanced, offering praise where it is due and pointing out areas for improvement with a keen eye.

Overall, "Bookman, March 1921" is a valuable resource for scholars, students, and general readers alike. Farrar's insightful commentary and lively writing style make this a book worth seeking out for anyone interested in the literary world of the early 20th century.

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This precursor to The New Yorker magazine features several Algonquin Roundtable regulars, including Broun, Woolcott, and Morley. Editor is John C. Farrar, an American editor, writer and publisher. Farrar founded two publishing companies — Farrar & Rinehart and Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

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