Lawrence Dawson's Discussions in print [manuscript], 1942 Jan. 6-July 21.

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Dawson, Lawrence H. (Lawrence Hawkins), 1880-. Lawrence Dawson's Discussions in print [manuscript], 1942 Jan. 6-July 21.

Lawrence Dawson's Discussions in print [manuscript], 1942 Jan. 6-July 21.

Book reviews broadcast by WRVA, Richmond, Virginia, for the University of Virginia Extension Division. Authors discussed include: Lewis Browne, James Branch Cabell, Thomas Blake Clarke, Irwin Edman, Louis Fischer, Philip Guedalle, Joseph C. Harsch, James Weldon Johnson, Egon Erwin Kisch, Henry Miller, Irving Kolodin, Frank Gill Slaughter, and many others.

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Philip Guedalla was born on 12 March 1889 in London. He received his education from Rugby School and Balliol College Oxford, where he became President of the Oxford Union in 1911. Between 1913 to 1923 Guedalla served as a Barrister at the Inner Temple, London. During the First World War, 1914-1918, he served as a legal adviser to the Contracts Department of the War Office and Ministry of Munitions. From 1917 to 1920 he organised and became secretary of the Flax Control Board. He stood for parlia...

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Clark, Blake, 1908-2003

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University of Virginia. School of General Studies

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Cabell, James Branch, 1879-1958

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Richmond author James Branch Cabell (1879-1958) is best known for his controversial Jurgen (1919), one of several ironic fantasies he wrote that took place in the mythical medieval world of Poictesme (Pwa- tem). Jurgen, laced with erotic overtones, was considered pornographic by some, and a trial over its content brought the reclusive writer national fame. Throughout the 1920s, Cabell was highly regarded by his literary peers -- H.L. Mencken, Sinclair Lewis, and others praised his works. His med...

Johnson, James Weldon, 1871-1938

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James Weldon Johnson was a publisher, educator, lawyer, composer, artist, diplomat and civil rights leader. Together with his brother, J. Rosamond Johnson, he wrote the song "Lift Every Voice and Sing," which came to be known as the "Negro National Anthem" as well as a large number of popular songs for the musical stage of the early twentieth century. Johnson also served as consul of the United States to Venezuela and Nicaragua. His literary contributions include several books and his position a...

Fischer, Louis, 1896-1970

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Louis Fischer (1896-1970) was an American teacher, lecturer, foreign correspondent, and writer. An expert on the Soviet Union, he wrote a biography of Lenin as well as one of Mahatama Gandhi. From the guide to the Louis Fischer papers, ca. 1909-1950, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.) Journalist; author and editor of numerous articles and books about the Soviet Union published from 1917-1969: Four of his books are: Gandhi and Stalin, Men and Po...

Miller, Henry, 1891-1980.

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Novelist. From the description of Papers, 1952-1957. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155457225 Henry Miller (1891-1980) was an American author. He was known for his experimental, surrealist novels, such as Tropic of Cancer, which mixed fiction and autobiography. His writing was controversial for its graphic depictions of sexuality, leading to a 1964 obscenity trial in the United States, Grove Press, Inc. v. Gerstein. From the guide to the Henry Miller Letter, unda...

Edman, Irwin, 1896-1954

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BIOGHIST REQUIRED Professor of philosophy at Columbia University. From the guide to the Irwin Edman Papers, [ca. 1930]-1954., (Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library, ) Professor of philosophy at Columbia University. From the description of Irwin Edman papers, [ca. 1930]-1954. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 493895789 Philosopher, educator, and author. From the description of Irwin Edman paper...

Kisch, Egon Erwin, 1885-1948

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WRVA (Radio Station : Richmond, Va.)

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WRVA was officially dedicated on 2 November 1925. Owned and operated by Larus & Brother Company, manufacturers of Edgeworth Smoking Tobacco and other tobacco products, the station initially operated as a community station without commercial revenue and broadcast only two evenings a week. The Corn Cob Pipe Club was one of the many regular programs begun in 1925. It proved so popular with listeners throughout the United States and Canada that by July 1935, almost nine hundred club...

Browne, Lewis, 1897-1949

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Lewis Browne, 1897-1949, was an author, radio commentator, lecturer, and world traveler. From the guide to the Browne mss., 1878-1949, (Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington) http://www.indiana.edu/~liblilly) Author, radio commentator, lecturer, and world traveller. From the description of Papers, 1878-1949. (Indiana University). WorldCat record id: 58920509 Rabbi. From the description of Lewis Browne correspondence, 1927. (Unknown)....

Harsch, Joseph C. (Joseph Close), 1905-

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Kolodin, Irving, 1908-1988

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Irving Kolodin, music critic, author of several books and teacher at the Juilliard School, was born in 1908 and died in 1987 in New York, after suffering a stroke in the previous year. In 1926 he began his studies at the Institute of Musical Art, which later became part of the Juilliard School. In 1931 he got his first assignment as music critic at the Brooklyn Daily Eagle. Soon after, in 1932, Kolodin joined the staff at The New York Sun under W. J. Henderson, where he ...

Slaughter, Frank G. (Frank Gill), 1908-2001

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Frank G. Slaughter was born Frank Gill Slaughter in the Washington, D.C. area in 1908. As a young child Slaughter moved with his family to a rural area near Oxford, North Carolina where his father worked as a farmer and mail carrier. After graduation, attended Duke University where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa. After graduating, Slaughter went to medical school at Johns Hopkins University and graduated in 1930. He then did his surgical training at Jefferson Hospital in Roanoke, Virgi...