Author Collections

“…then to do further needed work upon my doctor of philosophy dissertation, and to work toward this book length study, a critical study, of some contemporary American and British novelists and short story writers of the nineteen hundred fifties that I am currently tentatively at work upon under the title FICTION IN THE FIFTIES, and which at least one New York (New Directions) publisher and one London (Hogarth) publisher has shown some real interest in…There are so many people I want you to meet who have been good and kind to me.  Namely, mostly, Ezra Pound (you must read his poems), Tom Eliot (you have got to read his poems), Edith Sitwell (you ought to read her poems), Morgan (E.M.) Forster (you owe it to yourself to read his novels, especially PASSAGE TO INDIA), Willie Maugham (do re-read OF HUMAN BONDAGE), Aldous Huxley (do read CROME YELLOW), Evelyn Waugh (read DECLINE AND FALL), and Angus Wilson (ANGLO*SAXON ATTITUDES)…”

Dr. William Shelton Gray, Jr.