Modern Living: A PARTICULAR KIND OF JOURNALISM

HENRY ROBINSON LUCE, the cofounder of TIME, probably had less personal publicity than any other American of comparable influence; he was widely unknown, and what was known about him was often wrong. Luce was particularly nettled by Wolcott Gibbs' brilliant parody profile in The New Yorker ("Backward ran sentences until reeled the mind"). Once, after Luce had visited a college class in contemporary biography, he exploded: "And who do you suppose the class was discussing? Me! And what do you suppose they were using as their text? That goddam article in The New...

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