Books: Obit In Baton Rouge

That distinguished literary quarterly, the Southern Review, has announced that its spring issue of 1942 will probably be its last. Louisiana State University decided it can no longer afford the $10,000 a year the Review costs. Back to full-time teaching in the English department will go Review Editors Cleanth Brooks Jr. and Robert Penn Warren (Night Rider). Says L.S.U.'s prexy, Major General Campbell Blackshear Hodges (ret.):

"They tell me the Southern Review is a fine publication, but I think its chances are damn poor. . . ."

The Southern Review was founded in 1935 on a cut from the millions "that moral idiot...

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