The Call Number, Volume 1, Number 11, Second Six Weeks, Summer 1940 Page: 4
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Types of Literature Read
Moro fiction is road than any other typo of literature. Travel, biog-
raphy, poetry, drama, religion, history, philosophy, fine arts, essays, soci-
ology and science follow respectively. Thirty-seven wore not interested in
fine arts, thirty-five did not indulgo in sociology, thirty-four shunned
philosophy, thirty-four skirted history, thirty-two dislikod essays, twenty-
nine did not care for science, twentyrthroc had no religion, twenty-one con-
sidorod poetry beneath them, tvwcnty did not road drama, thirteen indicated
their dislike of travel, nine did not road biography and one was too inteol-
lectual for fictions
Gone with the Wind headed the list of fiction, followed by Robccoa, All
This and Heaven Too, The Good Earth, Grapes of '\rath, Los Misorablos, L itT
WpSen and Wuthoring Hoights. ome proforrod Gen Stratton -Poror, ada~n
oonf7fsud a wo aknss for St. Elmo,
The Roader's Digest, like Abou Ben Adam'Z namo, headed the list of maga-
sines, followd closely by Good Houscko(oing, The American, McCalls, and The
Ladies Home Journal. Two eovridntly etil 1 'eaua he Litorary Digest. Ono's
favorite aro True Confessions and Lovo Story.
They Road Poetry
Fifty-four confessed the sin of reading poetry, eighteen did not read it
and throoe refused to answer such a question Brovrning came first in popularity,
with Poe, Lnngfollow, and Tennyscn trailing after.
Eddie Guest stepped out with John Kbats and Edna St. Vincont illay.
Sandburg and Whittier kept close company. Grace Noll Crowoll entered the
realms with Shakospoars, Whitman and 7Wordworth.
Eily Dickinson vas not mentioned, but Millay. Sara Teasdalc, Sappho
and Gertrudo Stein wore
IoxAo Dean Robortson the poet laurteate of Texas and a graduate of this
college, chance in for one vote.
-- Gladys Hyde
"I regard the discovery of one'st favol:e a author as the most critical
event in one's intellectual covelopmaon .
In The Importance of Living
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