Books: Tom to T. S.

Among the undergraduate literary lights in the bright Harvard Class of 1910, Heywood Broun was a mere twinkle. He wrote for the highbrow Advocate, but was not elected to its board. His serious classmate Walter Lippmann made the heavy Monthly (now defunct). Rustic Stuart Chase wrote nothing but routine essays for professors. Ebullient John Reed made both the Monthly and the whimsical Lampoon. Beefy Hamilton Fish Jr. was in the literary Signet Society, partly because he was football captain. Brightest light of all was Thomas Stearns Eliot — he was taken into...

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