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

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BIOGRAPHIES AND BIBLIOGRAPHIES
MAXWELL ANDERSON, playwright and poet, was born in Atlantic, Pennsylvania, on December 15, 1888, son of a minister. He spent his boyhood in Pennsylvania, Ohio and Iowa, and went in 1907 to North Dakota, from whose state university he was graduated in 1911. He married Margaret Haskett in 1911, received his M.A. from Stanford in 1914, taught school for several years in California and North Dakota, and finally entered on a career of journalism, at first in San Francisco and after 1918 in New York, where he worked as an editorial writer for the New Republic, Evening Globe, and Morning World until 1924.

Mr. Anderson wrote his first play, White Desert, in 1923, and followed it the next year with the immensely successful What Price Glory?, written in collaboration with Laurence Stallings. In 1933 he was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for his Both Your Houses, a satire of political corruption in Congress and both Winterset and High Tor won the Critics' Prize.

He was married for the second time in 1933 to Gertrude Maynard, and is the father of four children. He lives now at New City, Rockland County, New York. His Anne of the Thousand Days enjoyed a long run on Broadway, opening in December, 1948.

You Who Have Dreams, Simon & Schuster, 1925
Three American Plays, Harcourt, Brace, 1926
Saturday's Children, Longmans, Green, 1927
Gods of the Lightning, and Outside Looking In (former with HAROLD HICKER- SON), Longmans, Green, 1928
Elizabeth the Queen (verse play), Longmans, Green, 1930
Night over Taos (verse play), French, 1932
Both Your Houses, French, 1933
Mary of Scotland (verse play), Doubleday, Doran, 1934
Valley Forge (verse play), Anderson House, 1934
Winterset (verse play), Anderson House, Washington, 1936
The Masque of Kings (verse play), Anderson House, Washington, 1936
The Wingless Victory (verse play), Anderson House, Washington, 1936
High Tor (verse play), Anderson House, Washington, 1937
The Star-Wagon, Anderson House, Washington, 1937
Knickerbocker Holiday (musical comedy, music by KURT WEILL), Anderson House, Washington, 1938
The Feast of Ortolans (radio play), Dramatists Play Service, 1938
The Essence of Tragedy (essays) Anderson House, Washington, 1939
Key Largo (verse play), Anderson House, Washington, 1940
Eleven Verse Plays, Harcourt, Brace, 1940
Second Overture, Dramatists Play Service, 1940
Journey to Jerusalem, Anderson House, Washington, 1940
Candle in the Wind, Anderson House, Washington, 1941
The Eve of St. Mark, Anderson House, Washington, 1942
Storm Operation, Anderson House, 1944
Truckline Cafe (not published), 1945
Joan of Lorraine, Anderson House, 1946
Off Broadway (essays), William Sloane Associates, 1947
Anne of the Thousand Days, William Sloane Associates, 1948
Lost in the Stars (musical play, music by KURT WEILL), not published, 1949 Unless there is indication to the contrary, all of Mr. Anderson's works are prose drama.
LOUIS ARAGON, French poet and novelist, was born in 1897 and was first widely known in letters for his connection with the Surrealist school of art and writing in Paris, a cult of creative effort on a level of expression not directed to ready comprehension except on the personal level of expression or that of some subconscious intuitive level of appreciation of an audience.

This period, which followed after his service in the First World War, was succeeded by a revolt against Surrealism

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  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • A Foreword in the Form of a Report xi
  • I The Americas 1
  • Eugene O'Neill 3
  • Ernest Hemingway 16
  • Sinclair Lewis 38
  • Robert Frost 52
  • John Steinbeck 61
  • Carl Sandburg 77
  • Edna St. Vincent Millay 98
  • Thornton Wilder 104
  • John Dewey 111
  • John Dos Passos 124
  • Pearl Buck 131
  • Van Wyck Brooks 141
  • H. L. Mencken 148
  • William Faulkner 155
  • Maxwell Anderson 173
  • Edgar Lee Masters 184
  • Archibald Macleish 188
  • Upton Sinclair 196
  • Robert Sherwood 204
  • John Gunther 221
  • William Rose Benét 225
  • Carl Van Doren 228
  • Erskine Caldwell 237
  • Robinson Jeffers 248
  • James Thurber 250
  • James Branch Cabell 268
  • John P. Marquand 279
  • Vincent Sheean 309
  • William L. Shirer 314
  • Mazo De La Roche 323
  • Mariano Azuela 339
  • Gabriela Mistral 349
  • Pablo Neruda 355
  • Eduardo Mallea 368
  • II The British Isles 391
  • T. S. Eliot 393
  • Aldous Huxley 400
  • W. Somerset Maugham 420
  • John Masefield 431
  • E. M. Forster 435
  • Bertrand Russell 447
  • Walter De La Mare 457
  • V. Sackville-West 466
  • Hilaire Belloc 472
  • W. H. Auden 479
  • Julian Huxley 490
  • Noel Coward 510
  • Siegfried Sassoon 529
  • J. B. Priestley 536
  • Winston Churchill 541
  • C. E. M. Joad 556
  • Graham Greene 566
  • Arnold J. Toynbee 577
  • A. J. Cronin 587
  • Lord Dunsany 592
  • Sean O'Casey 599
  • Padraic Colum 618
  • Elizabeth Bowen 623
  • Liam O'Flaherty 634
  • III Europe 643
  • André Gide 645
  • Jules Romains 655
  • André Maurois 670
  • André Malraux 677
  • Jacques Maritain 685
  • François Mauriac 696
  • Jean Cocteau 714
  • Paul Claudel 720
  • Jean-Paul Sartre 726
  • St. John Perse 731
  • Albert Camus 736
  • Colette 747
  • Louis Aragon 750
  • Thomas Mann 757
  • Erich Remarque 797
  • Albert Schweitzer 809
  • Albert Einstein 824
  • Hermann Hesse 830
  • Sigrid Undset 841
  • Knut Hamsun 852
  • Isak Dinesen 862
  • Johannes V. Jensen 876
  • Frans Eemil Sillanpää 889
  • Halldór Laxness 898
  • Benedetto Croce 912
  • Ignazio Silone 919
  • Geroge Santayana 936
  • José Ortega Y Gasset 945
  • Salvador De Madariaga 951
  • Pio Baroja 959
  • Pierre Van Paassen 965
  • Angelos Sikelianos 971
  • Arthur Koestler 977
  • Ferenc Molnár 993
  • Ivan Bunin 1008
  • Mikhail Sholokhov 1029
  • Ilya Ehrenburg 1044
  • IV Asia China • 1059 India • 1078 1057
  • Lin Yutang 1059
  • Hu Shih 1066
  • Jawaharlal Nehru 1078
  • Sri Aurobindo 1093
  • Biographies and Bibliographies 1109
  • Acknowledgments 1160
  • Index of Authors 1181
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