Books: Sophisticates

Gertrude Atherton writes a novel, Black Oxen, dealing with literary New York of today. What is this literary New York? Who are these log-rollers and back-scratchers of whose activities many of us hear, yet whose actuality we are prone to deny? go into the Algonquin some noon. Anyone can do it. Here you will find the famous "round table" at which sit the supposedly elect. Perhaps you will see Brock Pemberton, theatrical producer, whose Six Characters in Search of an Author has been reckoned one of the artistic successes...

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