Books: Southern Impudence

SOUTHERN CHARM—Isa Glenn —Knopf ($2.50). There are few more ludicrous members of the U. S. population than the garrulous women who stray from rustic homes below the Mason & Dixon Line into the complicated excitements of Northern metropolitanism, there to stand, like cats in the rain, meowing about their cousins, Southern courtesy, and Robert E. Lee. These women are a small class; but they are a class which may be stamped upon vigorously, with the hobnailed heel of satire.

Isa Glenn writes about four such women; one is Mrs. Habersham, who, as she...

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