Books: Dikran Kuyumjian

THE LONDON VENTURE — Michael Arlen — Doran ($2.50). Again the "Harold Bell Wright of the sophisticates" tosses a volume to eager admirers. In this case, it is his first book, an autobiographical volume. We see the young Armenian in his early days as a lonely essayist in London. We meet for the first time Shelmerdene, "that lovely lady." We find incorporated a first draft of the first story in These Charming People. We learn, in a gracefully whimsical introduction, how it was that Mr. Dikran Kuyumjian chanced to adopt the less...

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