Books: James Stephens

The Elf Inspects Brobdinag

The author of The Crock of Gold and In the Land of Youth is thoroughly at home in New York City. He would be at home anywhere, in a curious, amused, detached sort of way. They tell of Irish charm. One sees it in varying quantities. James Stephens has more of it in the crook of his little finger than any other Shamrock wearer I have ever met has in his whole carcass. Small, wiry, with an effort almost of crookedness in the bend of his walk, with a face...

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