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Title: American homes and gardens
Publisher: New York : Munn and Co
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Orpheus: A General History of Re- ligions. By Dr. Salomon Reinach. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons. Cloth, 8vo.; 43!) pp. Price. $3.00 net. This volume is a history of the im- portant religions of the world. The author, one of the most famous of modern French savants, sees in religions the infinite curi- ous products of man's imagination and of man's reason in its infancy; it is as such that they claim his attention. He believes that in religion as in other domains secular reason must exercise its rights. The author has tried not to wound any conscience, but he has said what he believes to be the truth with an emphasis proper to the truth from his point of view. As the work of a true scholar Dr. Reinach's volume is free from any suggestion of sensationalism, and the translator, Florence Simmonds, has rendered it from the French with great care and clearness. The title of this book was suggested by the fact that as well as being the "first singer" of Hellas, Orpheus was also, to the ancients, the theologian par excellence, founder of those mysteries which ensured the salvation of mankind, and no less essential to it as interpreter of the gods. The Post Impressionists. By C. Lewis Hind. New York: George H. Doran Company. 8vo. Illustrated. 94 pages. Price, $2.50 net. In thirteen chapters Mr. Lewis Hind develops his idea of Post-Impressionism, the movement in art which has recently come into such prominence. Mr. Hind submits that expression, not beauty, is the aim of art; that he who expresses his emo- tion rhythmically, decoratively seeking the inner meaning of things, is artist; and that he who represents the mere external is illustrator. The founders of Post-Impres- sionism, Cezanne, Van Gogh and Gauguin, dominate this book, which rambles viva- ciously over the movement, and describes the effect of Post-Impressionism upon the author and upon England. To anyone in- terested on the relation of art to the devel- opment of contemporary culture, this well written and well illustrated volume will prove of deep interest. Principles and Practice of Poultry Culture. By John H. Robinson. Bos- ton : Ginn & Co. $2.50. This is by far the most complete pre- sentation of poultry husbandry which we have seen. While its primary purpose is to serve as a textbook for agricultural col- lege students, it meets all the requirements of a general treatise. Mr. Robinson has for many years been the editor of a poultry journal, and his editorial instinct has stood him in good stead in the preparation of this volume, which is as worthy of com- mendation for the things excluded as for the facts included. The novice will find by experience that indiscriminate reading of poultry literature is a hindrance oftener than a help, for the fictions of poultry culture are mostly plausible, and generally more alluring than the facts, and the usual result of much reading in advance of a thorough grounding in principles is an ac- cumulation of obsolete and impracticable ideas. The book is well printed, and carries nearly 600 illustrations, some of which are very useful adjuncts to the text.
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