Dramatist in America: Letters of Maxwell Anderson, 1912-1958

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during 1941 and 1942, though the translations were not published until 1966, when Jurgensen was a member of the faculty at the University of North Carolina and Schenkkan was president of the educational television network in Texas.
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Kearns's manuscript was not published. William Sloane, an editor with Henry Holt Publishing Company ( 1939-46), in 1946 founded the publishing company William Sloane Associates, which (in association with Anderson House) published Anderson second collection of essays, Off Broadway ( 1947), and two of his plays, Anne of the Thousand Days ( 1948) and Lost in the Stars ( 1949).
10.
Lorentz, film critic ( Censored: The Private Life of the Movies [ 1930]) and documentary film maker ( The Plow That Broke the Plains [ 1936], The River [ 1937], The Flight for Life [ 1939]), was at the time with the Overseas Technical Unit of the Air Transport Command in London.

124. TO GERTRUDE ANDERSON

76 Rue Gallioni, Algiers
Aboulker residence
May 30, 19431

Darling--

Things have happened so fast this last week that I haven't written down a word--and hardly thought a thought. For one thing I haven't been alone. I can't really remember when I sent off the last letter to you, but if I begin a narrative with last Tuesday I'll be covering a lot of ground. When the permission to go to Africa finally came through from the army things didn't pause. I could have left Sunday night, but had a few things to do--among them the continuity for Wyler's film--so I picked Tuesday. Monday I spent writing the continuity, Tuesday I moved everything to South Molton St and in the evening took a train to the airport. It was a sleeper and when I got to the station Wednesday morning I found that I could have the day to myself--wouldn't go out till evening. Well, it just happened that I was then near the bridge that Tam o' Shanter rode across, so I went to see that and to visit the birthplace and "Alloway's auld haunted kirk"--which was a ruin when the poem was written and still is. 2 That evening at ten o'clock we climbed on board, thirteen of us, and set out for the south. There were no sleeping accomodations, of course, and the toilet facilities were public and meager. There was considerable quiet fun over the fact that you had to move a certain French officer's

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