Books: The Literary Life

Motif No. 1 is the name U.S. artists (aping a French custom) give to a 75-year-old fish shack at the end of a wharf in Rockport, Mass. Motif No. 1 is probably the No. 1 U.S. art subject. It has been watercolored, oiled, gouached, penciled, etched, lithographed, photographed. Last month, by a publisher's inadvertence, Motif No. 1 turned up on the jacket of Mary Heaton Vorse's Time and the Town (TIME, July 20), a chronicle of Provincetown, Rockport's rival art colony. Rockport was outraged.

Aldro T. Hibbard, president of Rockport's Art Association, wired...

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