Books: William McFee

Stocky Man, Bluff Man, He Shakes a Gallant Mast As I heard Joseph Conrad, hunched down in his chair, puzzled by the questions that were thrown at him, say again that English had chosen him for a medium of expression, that he had not chosen English, I wondered if America had not chosen William McFee. This younger novelist of the sea is becoming of the United States in everything but appearance, speech and literary style.

William McFee was born in London. Most of his life he has spent in ships as a seagoing engineer....

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