The Literary Flourish
Field Marshal Viscount Wavell, affable Viceroy of India, veteran of Libya and Ethiopia, edited an anthology of verse. The title: Other Men's Flowers.
Orson Welles, 29, boy prodigy of theater, radio and cinema, took on a prodigious job: recording the entire Bible. Reading 15 minutes a day for a year, he expects to put the 773,746 words of a "slightly rewritten" King James Version on Decca records. He has already finished the Song of Solomon.
George Santayana, 81-year-old poet, philosopher, novelist (The Last Puritan), was awarded Columbia University's quinquennial Nicholas...