Books: Men of Good Will

The P. E. N. Club is an international association of writers. Its members include most of the world's top poets, playwrights, editors, essayists and novelists. First international president was John Galsworthy. President now is Jules Romains. Founded 18 years ago in England, P. E. N. has spent 17 years of its decorous, softspoken, ineffectual existence passing futile resolutions and trying to make next year's meeting better than the last. Nations might rise or fall, populations perish, wars rage, but P. E. N. merely raised its penciled eyebrows, insisted that the writer's business is...

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