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Literary JVebvs and Criticism
A Collection of Etmaf* bji an Enemy
portrait of Stendhal. « n P uh '^ h^ f ••Madarnc
He is a clever essayist who can get himself :
read. The form he uses has fallen upon evil
days and Is looked at askance by re. ders who
have a constitutional objection to being bored.
We hear leas than we once heard, it Is true,
from those ingenious young dealers in paradox
and j.rerioslty bo were wont to assure us. in
the words of the humorist, that the tendency of
p-ass is toward movement rather than toward
preen. But the pedant is still with us, the
iotema ... the essay is not a form
of literature -, - a professorial instrument of
cd!Scafion. He eschews paradox of any sort
■vrith a" kind of bovine resolution. For him,
rather," the "scholarly" observation that two
and two make four. He is an upright Judge,
absolutely unimpeachable, and unutterably
wearisome. Thrice blessed, therefore, is th*
essayist who has the courage to note that two
and two occasionally make five, even though
he does not altogether believe It or expect you
to do so. At least lie is amusing, and. what is
mere, he is not necessarily without certain stim
ulating qualities. Such an essayist is Mr.
Huneker. a f->e to dulneas who is also a man
of brains. His new book on Stendhal. Flaubert
and divers, other tM>?s cf egoism, is at any rat-?
a book to read.
He self to show you the color of a mans
mhrJ. and it Is evidence of his validity as an
essayist that straightway he interests you in
the color of his own. He is an impressionist
in criticism. There Is a Baying of Brunetlere's
—for whom, by the way. we fancy that he has
little sympathy— which well embodies his point
of ■.:•■•.. "I express here," says the French
man, -no preferences; and. especially. I assign
no ranks! I only make known." Mr. Huneker
does not pretend to bold the scales. He is an
interpreter, he writes to transmit the pleasur
able sensations be has found in this or that
work of art. But a man cannot jump off his
own shadow. This essayist's preferences are
there, though they may be only tacitly eat
pressed. Somewhere in this volume he alludes
to that remark <'f Swinburne's about the critic's
sole legitimate opportunity being that of in
dulgence in noble praise. He likes to praise, or,
if that might seem to suggest in his book Just
a flood of laudation, we may say. rather, that
he writes with extraordinary gusto and sym
pathy about his different more or less decadent
types- A g^d trait, surely, v- an essayist, yet
in a book lik» this one it gives the reader pause.
In his chapter on Anatole France there occurs
Georc UrandcF had said that, in the strict sense
of tlw wtrd, U. Fr.-.no-e In not a treat critic. But
Ar.atole Kuwf has said this beinre him. He dc
tx&tca prrterJl.."f official crJtlriem. the criticisiu
that diftribuics kockl and b:id marks to authors in
. a p^dagoclc f;shior. He may not be so "objec
>)■<>> n■,a^ n-'t ;ohjer
■dv^rnary, Ferdinand Bru
nei i*r*. but he Is certainly more convincing.
A plausible r.assage. but a little unfair in its
confounding of great criticism with the crit
icism that is "official" and pretentious. The
history of literature if. after all, a history of
values. To recognize this fact and to preserve
a sentiment of lov.Hy toward it. which may
easily enough, if you like, be translated into a
sense of responsibility, is not necessarily to be
th# crass framer of class lists, a pedagogic filler
of pigeon basal In the heart of a critic like
gaSnte-Beuvo, for example, there is always an
adroratvx diaboli dwelling there, though in spite
of himself— not a mean instinct of disparage
ment, but. on the contrary, the Inevitable ex
pression of Ml wistfulness for perfection. in
vest it with the significance of a moral impulse
and the face of. the decadent is averted in scorn
end horror. I>t us. then, with the best will in
the world, dispense with a label and turn the
point over in the light of what one who is in
dubitably a great critic has said on this sub
ject. The business of criticism, in Matthew Ar
aoMs words, i* "simj-ly to know the lest that
Is known and thought in the world, and by in
•t* turn making this known, to create a current
v<f true and frff ideaF.' That familiar deliver
ance has worn pretty well. It hardly savors of
pretentious officialdom. In fact, we dare say
that ;ir. Huneker would be •'• first to admit
its weight. Yrt it must be confessed that his
own criticism proceeds from ■ very different
It cx)uld scarcely be said that he makes any
appeal to the best that is known and thought in
the world. He is a man of varied if not ex- ,
bausiive reading. Th« great writers are often
cited in his pnpes for purposes of allusion, and
always with that really illuminating aptness,
which is the mark of the man with a true feel- j
ing lor tetter* V t these writers do not make
themselves felt as a constant fertilizing in flu
ence. rcai-tir.g upon the bri.ad development of
is thought. You fee! that while he is aware of
their claims he does not propose that they shall ;
destroy the glamour of the moment in which his
hf-roes are enveloped^ Shall we value him any
the less for this? No precisely, but we are cer- ;
tainly MMtraim to distinguish between the
charm oi his book as a collection of affection
ately drav.n iwrtraits and Us value as a work
of criticism. Where the •• is concerned you
make uaccaditional surrender. In respect to
the other you are, so to bay. perpetually on
guard, turning iiage after page with this quali
fication and that reserve, stirred twice to argu
ment where once you read in a mood of ac
ct-i>um-.-«-. That by itself, however, is a tribute
to the' vitality uf Mr. Kuntker'p essays.
We want him to pull Ma perspective about, we
crave a morv iiriptrsonal touch, a more critical
balance, and. in the same instant, we ask if any
eonttmporary essayist is more delightfully pro
voe&t-ye than he !s. if any servitor in the tem
ple of letters so persuasively or su entertain
ingly twitches the maii'.ies of his ..Is over their
feet Of clay! Again and again as he caresses
the fascinating features of one of his egoists you
long to hive him show you tic other side of
the medal, sjaring nothing, but presently you
are nlnwst vexed at your own exigence. When
all is said you must meet more than half way
th* enthusiast who cau write in this wise:
It v.'as Foint' time in the late sprtnx or early sura
snrrJ <•: 3S7>. 1 \va.x }-*oi»s tiirougli the Clsausie-.
d'Antin- when v huge man. a tt-nini- o'.d man.
jia.!««<»ii me. His lons, •strasrsllrjij grey iialr hung
Jew Hi* red face »aa tlui'. at s -'-;.ijt-r or v sheik,
and was <Uvid*-.! I y droupinc white moustaches. A
t:umnct v. as J:i*= voU*. aii'J hs freely
to t!>*> f:ler>o » iio accorjipan'ci! hlr». I «Md not look
at him with acy particular int«-rest until tome one
b*-Mn<* . me — if. .lie l>e d?fcd cow. may >•■ in- etef
r-illv- b'.«Fl! — ex<!ain:ed "ffxi niUrrtr Then I
■taatfJ; f<* t^ioneli I lia<l not rea;'! Xlfidame Bovary
I-— do:e<l l*i- verljal music cf Sn!amint<o. s^ecreilv
;*J"'Vin«. h'iu*v4T. thnt It h:id lre<-n written by
Jf^Vhior. "tii: .«■>! tlie thrf«» \VI=«» Kintn who jour
tZJefaeAl under Irte iK^rJconlrK siar of Bethl??iem —
l;Vw --If* :.c^-c«:nt 'or it* pltnturouu Asl.itlc prom .
lor its e\ cca tlor-s of a var.whod xasi.* But ! knew
Uu- nauio ft I'la-aarrz. tluit m-»j!lc «-ollocation .if
■letters, r.nd I v^ntd at him. He returned mv
jl-or:- fr<>7j» prominent •ewbails. the e.ilor of i*uf
!>«|4l of .i WS of faded bhie -;:•. He did not smite.
Mi, v.ai: tori . i«n«l.T-h*.\rtM. despite his apprecii'
t'<;l» 't tih*,ainird. / Bo>td<>s. It*. know; lie. ton.
n,'. i t~r*r: yours: and fooltpju , X*. too. hid worn a
tevf!<ts:t «r.il r« o«m!c;il ra;i. nnt] had <!r»-amsd
I must ha>i- ix-en ii ri'li'-jlou? : •■:-ui''i<-. My Jvdr
a*tF «r-^«r ihsn my l«Thn!iw. I wa*- ftudyitiß
CJiof!» «•»' l-tn.vr rr»Jnbo\rs th«-n — I ha - - forsjoiten
/%-uic!*. — im! frnc'ii-'l thnt to it* »a artist one insist
> T:*»r* Ilk** v «t°*« bf-iwr-n j» brlejiad and a studio
nif-4^l. H«J I wan i'.ir| • . J<-r'i-;,« i-'ia:.h<rt km
thi'.. it be reF!*t«"d the tMrptatlon to smile. And
ihtn ne rjj«M«*<!. frr.m roy view. To lie fronk. I wu
rif-r miry n:*i^h lrouni-wn&. Ik>csu» enrller in the
ilay I ha<i sc»n Fiwdt Cassasntsr. And tliat famous
. dii-I!!."t wn-* romaJiUf-I'W-klng. which the old C>
!<i«F'-.-«: '-f i*r«i*set v.-a* riot. WVn I r-'t'i'.-.f.^ :n
tfc»- -liaTi^iiore* I toM the rt,->i-irrt}r of my day's
"*1»'" hr- r+mitictii. "M. Fi.Ttih*»rt! M. Paul d»
. CafcFsrßsr!-a"£rf-at trtan. Monsieur P-paul."* lie
stuttered a little. Now I only remember m. Ftatl
ber»." with ! 1, eves like a bit of faded blue s.y>.
Was it a dr.Mm? Was It Flaubert? Die J°™°
tt^ncer cr.^llv *<*tv« me? But I M nexer re-
Unqu^ti the m.-mcry of my eforfoua mirapre.
For a man dealing in the rather strained
psychological stuff that especially appeals to
Mr. Hur.okor. this is very warm and winning
What we particularly like about this essayist
is that he can kindle. His idols may not be our
idols but at all events It Is Rood to see them
so onerously appraised. In that generosity lies
the key to understanding. So far as he goes
Mr Hunger is wonderfully luminous, and it
must be said in extenuation of his failure to go
to the uttermost limit of criticism that. as. has
already been Indicated, he does not aim at
"ranging" his types. He is content to give you
his Impression of each one. The frame of the
picture may take care of Itself. His concern s
to make the picture very vivid in a way ca m s
own and leave it at that. And how bn lliantlj.
how sympathetically, with what insight and
spirit and wit be paints it:
The best thing in the book happily comes first.'
the essay on Stendhal. Closely and yet lightly
written, full of tact* yet as amusing as a bit
of discursive talk, penetrating, candid and very
shrewd, this study would be hard to beat in
English, or. for that matter, in French It is,
too: the best of the essays as regards discrim
ination. There are no shades of Stendhal
genius, whether making for good or for ill. that
are missed by this analyst, and, moreover, both
the lights and the shadows are Justly distribut
ed The skilful dissection of "The Baudelaire
Legend." which follows. Is almost if not quite
as good The note of appreciation is pitched a
little too high. but. on the other hand, the as
sembling of Baudelaire's merits In a proper
relation to the effect of his character as a whole
Is a welcome piece of literary justice. Into the
essay on Flaubert there creeps a possibly over
wrought tone of defence. It is a little late in
the lay to write about the "real" Flaubert. On
Anr.toie France and even more on Huysmans the
author is decidedly a fen-id rather than a crit
ical commentator, but both these papers are
nevertheless full of good and inspiriting writing.
In the- second half of the book Mr. Huneker Is a
little wilful. His sense of proportion threatens
to become attenuated Indeed in his long essay
on that sadly overrated ideologue. M. Maurice
Harris, and neither of Nietzsche nor of Ibsen
does be make for the reader quite the imposing
figure that he finds for himself. But we are
grateful for the pages in this part of the book
on Ernesf Hello and Max Stirner. unfamiliar
writers whom he makes very Interesting. That,
we repeat, Is Mr.Huneker's gift. In a region of
letters which, to use a phrase of the great
Duke's, is "much exposed" to trivial and medio
cre writers, he exercises the rare virtues of
i gayety and brilliance.
Mr. Seton's For; Mr. Muir's Dog;
and Some Notes on Birds.
THr ftooraPHY OF A SILVER-FOX. OR
T DOMINO REYNARD OF GOLDrP L TOWN.
V\iTli over 100 drawings. By Ernest Thompson
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MY PETS. REAL HAPPENINGS » MJ
AVIARY By Marshall Saunders. Illustrated.
12mo, pp. ZS3. ' The Griffith & Rowland Press.
H.r. : < ton tells. In his new book, a beautiful
story of wedded love and high courage, and
that a fox is its hero does not make it less ap
pealing to "humans." Domino ir a splendid
teOow, and we follow his fortunes with keen
interest and with genuine anxiety in critical
places Perhaps he catches chickens to feed
• nnd their beloved cubs— that in
sad for tbe • hlckens and exasperating to the
farmer, but then Domino is by way of being
the "good provider" celebrated by all Judicious
persons. He is merely working out his destiny.
To his wife he is the most loyal and faithful
husband all his days and is ready to lay down
his life for her. What John or Thomas could
do mor* '.' The author gives us to understand
that the psychologically important incidents
are all true, though observed in different re
gions. Put together, they form a tale which is
half idyllic, half dramatic. The most censorious
contemner of the modern animal story will
hardly take exception to the framing of these
incidents. A characteristic episode is the hunt
ing of the wild geese on a meadow by the mar
On a point of brush that extended into the field
the Domino hid unseen, while Sr.owyruff went to
the other side and walking into view began a set
of curious antler, rolling on the ground, throwing
somersaults, lying down flat with only h*r tail
wriggling. The Geese turned all beaks that way,
v.-. .!i<i< i ing what in the world the strange perform
ance might mean. '
S-il' f:io-*yrufr went on tumbling and wrUrKllntr.
The Geese saw nothing to fear, the Fox beins; so
fai away. Their curiosity was aroused; they stood
to gaze, and Snowyrufi. at the next tumble, rolled
a little nearer. This she did again and apain till
the oid gandtr. alwajrea suspicious, realized that
this v.us a ruse o! approach. He said nothing, he
yave no alarm, as there was ye: nothing alarming,
but he moved a few steps further away. The other
Geese — tils family really — moved with him, and still
that silly For kept rolling in the stubble like a
wind-blow:, bundle of dry grass, or boom animated
tumble-weed. Yes. It was very amusing, but old
Lonaj-neck did not propose to be hoodwinked. He
moved again and again, and at each Insidious ap
proach of the tumbling Fox he went still further
off The cane kepi on for many minutes: the
Ge*-sc had been worked acress the field nearly to
the edge ..I the- stul.'ile and were beginning to
think of flight, but drew a few steps nearer to the
brush when out leaped Domino, swifter than a
hawk and before the Geese could spring and make
away h<- had cl;l Lohg-necU by the throat.
Mr. Seton's drawings are charming— true to
life. rot not without suggestions of sentiment.
In "Stickeen" Mr. Muir sets down his remin
iscences of a real dog. a little black creature or
nondescript breed who went on an exploring
tri;. with him among the glaciers of Southeast
ern Alaska. He was In no sense a dog of the
Kipling sort, this Stickeen; nevertheless, he was,
as Mr. Muir says, a "queer character — odd. con
cealed, Independent, keeping invincibly quiet
and doing many little puzzling things." things
not at all beyond dog-nature, but showing the
best idog-mentality. Not that he was of any
'?e whatever save that he was interesting; 'us
:: study. "Though he was apparently as cold M
a glacier and about as impervious to fun," says
the author, "I tried hard to make his acquaint
ance, guesf ing .there' must be something worth
while hidden beneath' bo much courage, endur
anc*-. and lovo of v ild-weathery adventure. No
superannuated mastiff or bulldog grown old in
off.c.- surpassed this fluffy midget in stoic dig
nity. He sometimes reminded me of a small,
squat, unshakable desert cactus." There came
a time in a ■ wild-wcathory adventure on a gla
ci.-r when the creature's courage seemed to
brink down in the face of a frightful danger.
The story of tli- moments in which man and
dog wor'.-.su their way over the perilous ice
i-ik'ir r.cross a monstrous crevasse Is calculated
to give the ;>a--;?r more than one thrill. . ■ No
wonder the cold, self-contained little dog*
screamed and sobbed and rushed about' in wild
whirl of ecstasy ' when safely over! And' for
cne man he was cold no more; he was.thence
forth tbe devoted shadow of his comrade In
danger. -Stickeen" is a book, which, like that
of Mr.- S< ton. I? •■• >il worth preserving. .
Can a tittle bird have character— tastes, opin
ions, eccentricities personal and peculiar to it
self? Miss Paunders's descriptions of her
winged friends and companions offfr testimony
la the affirmative The native robin is one of
the most interesting of the wild birds in an
.aviary. With the necessity of getting his own
meals eliminated he has leisure to develop his
mini. He discovers ingenious methods "of ttll
NEW-YORK DAILY TRIBI >E. SATURDAY. APRIL 3. 1909.
ing his owner what he wants, he displays an
unmistakable sense of humor, he is distinct y -
responsive to human symrathy when he Is 111. ,
Th« author's dealings with young -birds in the .,
big aviary convinced her that affectionate at
tention to them was as necessary as feeding, j
One of the amusements of birds living in com- ;
ponies Is tail pulling "Canaries are partlcu- I
larlv fond of it." she says. "I have, often seen
a mischievous canary sneaking up to another
who is sitting on a branch, his little throat dis
tended, his head back. He is singir-S the most
eloquent song he knows. Perhaps he is snow
ing off before some pretty straneer whose en., a
graces he wishes to gain, when to. he is thrown
into a most pitiable state of confusion and con
tortion, for canary number one has seized ms
tail and has given it a good tweak. He almost
falls back; then with a wrathful squawk the
song changes, and he pursues the bad bird to
give him a pecking." The author's conclusion
respecting birds-and having been intimately
associated with them for years she has a right
to Bpeak-is that the more one studies them
"the greater number of points of resemblance
are there discovered between them and human
beings.- But she does not forget to add that,
at a certain point their Intelligence stops-it is
an Intelligence of their own. not that of man
NEW FRENCH BOOKS.
A Guide for Riviera Tourists— Satire
on American Women.
Paris. March 28.
-The Sunny South" !s the title of a useful
little handbook for American and other English
Bpaaklßg tourists who intend visiting the French
lUviera." compiled and edited by Charles Paw
bam, Paris correspondent of "The Pall Mall
Gazette." The information is copious but con
densed, and arranged for rapid reference. The
illustrations, which are excellent, are taken from
the album of th.- Touring Club of France.
"Hlstoir.-'Elementalre de !n Literature Fran
caise." by M F.ugene Lintilhac. Professor of the
gorboune, is an excellent manual of French
literature, of value to foreigners who require a
trustworthy guide to French books and authors.
The subject is dealt with in twenty-nine chap
ters, and gives a clear insight into the character,
style and mentality of the best French writers.
"Amerique et Japon" is an impartial treatise
by M. John Spartiali of the question of naval
preponderance in the Pacific Ocean. All the
factors of the problem— naval, commercial, po
litical and economical— aro considered, and r,ro
scnted In a clear and original manner. The
preface is written by Vice-Admiral Bunaime. of
the French navy.
"Inoivllists; Mnpurs Feminlnes Amerii-aines,"
by M. Harry R. Tremont. is an audacious, a
somewhat cruel and an unjustified satire on
fashionable American women and marriageable
girls. It is nevertheless quite readable and cer
tainly amusing. M. Tremnnt's experiences in the
I'nlted States must have been singularly un
fortunate, for he relates, in the form of a ro
mance, how two or three young ladies of his ac
quaintance, after a series of flirtations, ended \>y
becoming at once "perverses et sauvages ."' Per
haps they jilted him. "La Vie AJBOUreuse de
Stendhal." by M. Jean Melia. published by th*
Mercure de France, presents original and divert
ing sidelights upon that subtle, enigmatic, an
alytic author of "Souvenirs d "Kgotisme." whose
real name was Marie Henri Beyle, but whose
pseudonym* gave birth to a new definition for
a special form of French psychology known as
• ■Ptendhallsm." The Mercure de France also
brings out, under the title "Feutlles dHerbes."
a tran»lation into FYf-n-h verse of Wall Whit
mans "Blades of Grass." cleverly rend' red with
grace and fluency by M. li*«n Bazalg-ttc
In "Au Pays d'Exil de Thateaul-riand" M.
Anatole Le Braz hai a great deal that i.« new
and entertaining to relate about the author of
•he "Memolres dOutrc-Toinbe." C. I. B.
BOOKS AND AUTHORS.
Current Talk of Things Present
and to Come. 0
It is pleasant to note the fact that Mr. How
ells has completed a new novel. Th'- Harpers
will publish it this month.
The Keats-Shelley Memorial House in Rrm"
is to be opened to the public to-day. The Kin?
Of Italy will probably be present at the cere
mony. The. purchase of this house wherein
Keats died was concluded some time ago, but lr
Is stated that at least $2. 50 ft more must be se
cured to pny off an overdraft and properly to
equip the house. Many relics of Keats have
already been put in place there. It is said thai
the curator is to be an American.
"The Romance of a Plnln Man" is the title of
Mifis Ellen Glasgow's new novel It Is the story
of a Southern "poor white" who works up from
his humble hetfinnings into business and social
Professor William James's new book — a col
lection of his Hibbert leetvires delivered at Ox
ford la-t ye?r — is to be published immediately
In London und-»r the title of "A Pluralistic Uni
The lov« letters of the Cariyles fill nt the mo
ment the literary columns of the English. Jour
nals. Most of the commentators point out that
Carlyle left the strictest possible injunctions
against the publication of these letters. It is
strange that, havln? this feeling about them, ho
did not burn them — especially as the pair had no
children to whom the correspondence would
have been a sacred heritage. The letters, by the
way, have evoked :i chorus of praise. Here is
a passage from one of them written by the
Scotch lover en the eve of their marriage:
1 predict that we shall be the finest little Pair
Imaginable! A true-hoartea, dainty lady-wife; a
sick and sulky, but diligent, and not false-hearted
or fundamentally unkind Kosdman: and these two,
fronting the hardships of life in faithful and eter
nal union, conquerinK the evils of their lot by wise
effort and perseverance, nnd every conquest, not
for self, I '..' for another self far dearer! Lot us
but be brave and good, and ire hove nothing eartmy
The British memorial to Shakespeare is. after
all, to take, tin: form' of an c.ndo\ved theatre n
Londosi — not. entirely to the satisfaction of the
actor nanaeersi of the time Mr. Bourohi«?r
thinks that the memorial committee might take
an * xirtiner theatre, subsidize it. and. putting it
in charge of an experienced manager, try thu3
for a few years tile plan of a national theatre.
He does not tike the suggestion in the report that
there should be a woman on the governing
board : . ■
I know that '■'• these days I am running a very
serious risk in t-ii^gestir.s that .i woman. la not tho
lit and proper person to be connected with a pub
lic enterprise, but— ■''• the risk of being efiiilned to
the railings of the CSarrtcli Theatre by a. powerful
body of BulTrAgUts, :>nd this being placed; In th.»
GilLertlan jir.ntfon ••* pullirife the pillar: of the
thoatre down in order to: appear on tin- stage us
Samson — I vonture to back up my remonstrance j>y
savin:: il.at, Hire* societies devoted to the best'in
teresta of <••<■ drama (and which have now become
Institutions) h«v^ to my positive kn..wle.i« at
certain tires In their histories been nearly wrecked
lt-.i-rt.-" a woman was placed in a position, of
AutflCJ !-". The pKSBlve part which wonit-n can and
dc 1 \ ■i the m:i:r:^eni. nt «>f a theatre Is of in'il
cui.i value, but when they :<re actively engaged
in It t..-<r intuition seems t.. fail th.-ni. .'...
• YrAt a million sterling is the sum which the
com ItTf.- estimates will be required for ihees
tat"-hrr.t and endowment of the Institution."
v.-Hch they purpose to call the "Ehakespearej
Memorial Theatre." Of this sum £ 70.000 has
b^*n contributed by an anonymous donor mid
the reft is to be raided by subscriptions small
or large. The site is to be purchased— not -eft
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