"novel" (in the Britannica); PLUS "diary" = memoir

Jim Parish jparish at SIUE.EDU
Thu Jul 17 21:01:14 UTC 2008

Jonathan Lighter wrote:
> 2005 _The New Encyclopaedia Britannica_ I 278: Allen, Hervey....Allen
> was w= ounded in World War I. The novel _Toward the Flame_ (1926) came
> out of his = wartime experience.

The passage, including the use of "novel", appears in the 15th edition
as well; my set is copyright 1988.

Jim Parish

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