TITLE

A Man Behind a Mask

AUTHOR(S)
Hartle, Robert
PUB. DATE
July 1955
SOURCE
New Republic;7/11/55, Vol. 133 Issue 2, p21
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article focuses on the book "Poems of a Multimillionaire," by Valery Larbaud, translated and with an introduction by William Jay Smith. The poems purported to be the work of an American multimillionaire named Archibaldo Olson Barnabooth, and the book contained the biography of Barnabooth by someone with the equally improbable name of X. M. Tournier de Zamble. According to this biography Barnabooth was born in South America on disputed territory, a naturalized U.S. citizen, orphaned early in life, schooled in the best universities in Europe, and had spent the remainder of his twenty-four years travelling about on his yacht, sensitive, cynical, melancholy and rootless.
ACCESSION #
14446549

 

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