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Author

Markun, Leo

Title

An International Dictionary of Authors

Sub-Title

Publisher

 

Haldeman-Julius Publications

Year

1927

City

Girard, KS

Edition

Scanned

Searchable

Cleaned

Deluxe

 

50.0000

50.0000

100.0000

200.0000

Description

Quoted from the author's "Preface."

"This dictionary is international, but primarily European. The writers of Asia are omitted because they are very unfamiliar; those of the United States, if they are admitted at all, are
briefly dismissed, because they are likely to be familiar. I do not say that this is the ideal
way of handling the problem which lack of space imposes, but it appears, all things considered, to be the most available one. Merely to give names and the dates of birth and death does not seem enough: therefore it is necessary to restrict the number of authors treated. Somewhat reluctantly, I have decided to leave out all living writers, even those — Thomas Hardy, for instance — whose place in literature is already fairly well fixed. If a  demand appears for their treatment in a separate dictionary, it will no doubt be supplied.

The reader should understand that the amount of space devoted to an author or his non-inclusion is not an index to his importance or to my estimate of his value and influence. If I write at greater length about Goethe than about Shakespeare, this is not because Goethe
has a higher place in the literature of the world. To explain why some writers are left out, why some of lower rank are included, and why some great men are given fewer lines than some little men, would take up a great deal of valuable room. One of the determining principles may be stated, though: men who are primarily writers are preferred to those who are statesmen or men of affairs or even philosophers or historians first of all."

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