105 Greatest Living Authors Present the World's Best Stories, Humor, Drama, Biography, History, Essays, Poetry

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A FOREWORD IN THE FORM OF A REPORT
TO THE105world authors whose writings make up the contents of
this book,
TO THE96distinguished authors who voted for their contem
poraries,
TO THE30officers of the European P.E.N. Clubs (Poets, Editors
and Novelists) who marked, signed and returned their
ballots,
TO THE36members of the P.E.N. in the United States,
TO THE70editors of the Columbia Dictionary of Modern Euro
pean Literature who balloted,
TO THE24editors of magazines, literary journals, etc.,
TO THE31book reviewers of newspapers, magazines and radio,
TO THE121Presidents of American colleges and others in the field
of education who balloted for their choices in this
volume,
TO THE108librarians in the United States who did likewise,
TO THE22miscellaneous public figures who balloted,
TO THE23bookstore personnel in American cities who balloted,
TO THE82subscribers to The Saturday Review of Literature who
balloted as a cross section of the general reading
public, and

To all good discerning readers who may have this book in hand,

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN:

First, let me thank you -- for your patience. It has taken a long time to complete the task we all began, so confidently, three full years ago.

The task, you will remember, was to find out from the best readers of our day who were the most important living writers of our time. It sounded like a simple, direct project. It wasn't.

But through your cooperation, and dealings with authors and agents, publishers and translators, mails and deaths, permissions,

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