Books: Buffalo Genius

INTIMATE MEMORIES: BACKGROUND—Mabel Dodge Luhan—Harcourt, Brace ($3).

Mabel Ganson Evans Dodge Sterne Luhan is one of those U. S. women who is conscious of having exerted a considerable influence, not counting her husbands. During her second marriage (to Edwin Dodge, Boston architect) her salon in Florence was famed throughout Europe. "Everybody" in the art world visited her, from Gertrude Stein to Eleonora Duse. In Manhattan she was a hospitable hostess to Lincoln Steffens, the late John Reed, Walter Lippmann, Emma Goldman, Carl Van Vechten, Robert Edmond Jones. She was largely responsible for the art...

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