Books: The Great Egoist

MY LIFE & LOVES by Frank Harris. 983 pages. Grove Press. $12.50.

When the first volume of Frank Harris' My Life & Loves appeared in 1925, Upton Sinclair called it "the vilest book I have ever laid eyes on," and Sinclair Lewis declared that it was "a senile and lip-wetting giggle of an old man about his far distant filthiness." The book was banned in Britain and the U.S., but Harris correctly judged that "in this matter, the time spirit is with me." This week Harris' Life is published in full public view in the...

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