Roosevelt; A Study In Ambivalence

Paperback | January 3, 2012

byGeorge Sylvester Viereck

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1919. Excerpt: ... HIS book, dear reader, will be a delightful secret between us. It will not be reviewed in the American press. It will not even be mentioned. My psycho analytic interpretation of Colonel Roosevelt contains much that is startling. It adds to the portrait of Theodore Roosevelt a line here and there that cannot be erased by the relentless years, nor by their relenting historians. There is no question that I understand Theodore Roosevelt. On that point I have Mr. Roosevelt's own testimony. Nor is there any doubt that I can wield a pen. The very men who would place a Maxim silencer on my poor efforts bear witness to that fact, unless their own literary verdicts were indeed scraps of paper. Nevertheless, in the present instance, the voice of the reviewer will be hushed. There may be, now and then, a quotation from one of the Colonel's letters to me. There may be, here and there, a slur. But no honest criticism. How account for this phenomenon? Is it because the Poetry Society of America has revoked my poetic license? No, that is not the reason. Is it because I am excommunicated from the ranks of the Authors' League? In fact, if newspaper accounts may be trusted, its devotees are pledged never to utter the name of Viereck. "It is understood," one of the judges of the vehmic court confided to a reporter of a New York daily with a Paris edition, "that hereafter no member of the Authors' League of America will mention Mr. Viereck's name again, nor refer to him or his writings in any way. Let the request be made to newspapers to follow a similar course. With his expulsion from the Authors' League and the record of that expulsion, his name becomes taboo." This mediaeval sentence sends no shudders down my spine. It carries no pontifical weight. New York is not Canossa. The little popes of the Aut...

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1919. Excerpt: ... HIS book, dear reader, will be a delightful secret between us. It will not be reviewed in the American press. It will not even be mentioned. My psycho ana...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:30 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.06 inPublished:January 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217042007

ISBN - 13:9780217042000

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