Books: Scholar Gypsy

DON GYPSY—Walter Starkie—Button ($3-50).

If you are fat and fortyish, but a fiddler you might possibly be able to spend your vacations the way Professor Starkie does.

But unless you were also at home in three or four languages, one of them Calo (Gypsy), you could not follow his footsteps very nearly. Few men have so succeeded in combining the respectable with the vagabond life. In term-time Walter Starkie is professor of Spanish literature in Dublin University, a director of the Abbey Theatre, the most indefatigable diner-out in Dublin, with a finger in every literary,...

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