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M. S.
June 1953
New Republic;6/1/53, Vol. 128 Issue 22, p2
The article reports that in 1920 the "New Republic" editors sat down to eat with Harold Laski. They seemed, Laski wrote Holmes, "as solemn as a gathering of Baptists met to do justice to the Scarlet Woman of Washington." But as Edmund Wilson notes, in the New Yorker, the solemnity was caused by the "tiny guest of honor." For our editors had just discovered that the formidable prodigy was also a spinner of fantastic tales.


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