Pinocchio is ninety years old this year, going strong and showing no hint of age. His nose still changes, of course, with every reading of the story that has charmed millions of children and many of their elders. Here is a birthday salute to the hardy splinter, to his creator, Carlo Collodi, and to the rest of that breed of men and women who write stories that, unlike the children they are written for, do not grow old.
Novelist and poet who was formerly a member of the ATLANTIC staff, MARTHA BACON, like her father, Leonard Bacon, the poet, is most at home in Peace Dale, Rhode Island. Her new novel, A MASQUE OF EXILE,has recently been published by Clarkson Potter.
Max Brand was one of the most versatile of American authors, and in theeyes of MARTHA BACON, one of the most charming. She first saw him in the company oj her father, Leonard Bacon, the poet, and her impressions go back to that unclouded year, 1928, when they were all together in Florence. The author of two volumes of verse and a novel, Miss Bacon is now a member of the editorial staff of the Atlantic.