At some time every writer grows curious as to literary happenings in lands beyond his own, and he sets away on the grand tour. His first harborage is probably France, for the rumour of that country has been in his ears since he freed them of a nurse’s chatter. Next will come Russia, a land of which school-boy psychologists will never cease to prattle, and then Germany will demand his attention and bore him. And so, having hinged the knee at many foreign shrines, he will return homeward, marvelling that in all the world there is nothing to be read.
KeywordsAmerican Literature Foreign Land American Writer Grand Tour Great Poet
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