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A book lover in Texas by Evelyn Oppenheimer

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However, when any of them wrote a book of their own, as several did, they sent me a copy for a review and became noticeably more polite and less hostile. It was amusing. Of course, if the book was good I reviewed it, and if it wasn't, I didn't. Page 37 Bigger minds were appreciative as, for example, the great Margo Jones of theatre-in-the-round fame. When she brought Tennessee Williams to Dallas for her production of his Summer and Smoke in 1947 and I reviewed his Glass Menagerie, she was in the front row of my audience.

In the next block was the home of one of the few general practitioners, Dr. Emil Aronson. Later I would borrow and read all the classical and medical books in his and his son Howard's library, just as I went through the Rover Boys and Tom Swift series that the Liebmans' sons Walter and Richard had. Variety was the spice of my early literary life, as indeed it has continued to be. The entertainment value of gossip has always held a "prime time" in society long before that phrase ever was used in television.

Chaucer, Troilus and Criseide Page vi Dedicated to the memory of my parents and to the great teachers and authors, the friends and audiences through so many years. Page vii Acknowledgments First to my publisher and editor, Frances Vick of the University of North Texas Press, who ran herd on me until I was in the corral, and also to the Dallas Chapter of the Women's National Book Association for their memorable tribute of honor in November 1994. My appreciation, too, for the special interest Dr.

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