Books: The Purple-Prose Heart

ANATOMY OF ME (367 pp.)—Fannie Hurst—Doubleday ($5).

Theodore Dreiser, that shaggy old lion of American letters, sat in a library reference room reading St. Thomas Aquinas. Next to Dreiser sat Miss Fannie Hurst, author. They started to talk, and so fascinated was Dreiser by her remarks on Aquinas that he insisted on continuing the conversation even though she had to catch a plane to St. Louis. Dreiser, as Author Hurst now tells it, flew right along with her, but not before asking her husband if he had any objections. He did not. which leads...

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