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During his career as a journalist, writer, and translator, [Edward] Pierre Loving (1893-1950) wrote for The Nation, worked on the Paris staff of the New York Herald, and acted as a correspondent for the International News Service. In the 1910s and early 1920s, Loving was active in New York's little theater scene. He wrote plays, acted in a number of Provincetown Players productions, including Susan Glaspell's The People, and co-edited with bookshop owner Frank Shay the collection Fifty Contemporary One-Act Plays (1920). Loving's numerous published volumes include The Gardener of Evil (1931), a novelized portrait of Baudelaire, as well as translations of works by Pierre Louÿs, Friedrich Hölderin, and Arthur Schnitzler.
An annotated typescript of Pierre Loving's "Frank Harris (A Torn Page from an Old Note Book)," undated
In this reminiscence, Loving and Harris discuss boxing, literature, and Harris's bout with Belgian writer Maurice Maeterlinck. Interestingly, Loving is also reputed to be the source of the first published report about the now infamous boxing match between Ernest Hemingway and fellow writer Morley Callaghan. Hemingway blamed Loving for spreading an erroneous version of the story wherein Callaghan knocked the novelist out.