People: People, May 27, 1946

Literary Life

Edouard Herriot, corresponding with the publishers of a book he is working on, gave them a peek at a septuagenarian's psyche. "Now that I have grown old," wrote France's 73-year-old ex-Premier, "I have the feeling, when walking through a cemetery, that I am apartment-hunting."

Richard Wright, U.S. Negro writer (Native Son, Black Boy), arrived in Paris as a cultural guest of the French Government, was greeted at the station by functionaries and Gertrude Stein. Author Stein, no slouch as an original herself, let go with a tribute: "He writes the most interesting and original prose being written by an American...

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