Review of Louis Becke by A. Grove Day, and South Sea Supercargo by Louis Becke, edited and with Introduction by A. Grove Day
To what extent the concept of 'the Pacific' will develop as an imaginative entity for the artist and the scholar in the twentieth century is an interesting and debatable question. In 1935 Dr Carl Stroven at the University of Hawaii offered a unique course in Literature of the Pacific which was to include 'narratives by Melville, Loti, Stoddard, Stevenson, Becke and other writers deserving, but less well known'. Professor A. Grove Day succeeded Stroven, and his book on Louis Becke, published in Twayne's World Authors Series, is a rare experience in Pacific biographical criticism.
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