Minneapolis: The University Of Minnesota Press, (1933). First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo; pp; (x), 298; brown cloth top edge stained blue, lettered in gilt in a dust jacket. Some chips at dust jacket edges. Very good / very good. Item #19156
Professor Firkins was a world renowned literary critic. He was a reviewer of poetry for the Nation, dramatic critic for the Weekly Review and a contributor to Atlantic Monthly, Saturday Review of Literature, Yale Review, and the North American Review . Professor Firkins was also a prolific writer of memoirs, criticisms, plays and poetry. A purist in regard to literature, Professor Firkins would only read a text as it was originally written. If he wanted to read an author who's original work was not in English, he would learn the necessary language. Because of this, Professor Firkins could read over a dozen languages and speak seven. He remained as the only professor in the comparative literature department from 1918 until his death on March 7, 1932, four months before his planned retirement from the University.