Pollard, (Joseph) Percival (1869-1911).
critic, playwright, novelist. Pollard was born in Germany, was educated in England, came to the United States in 1885, began to write critical articles in the 1890s, and was a reviewer for Town Topics from 1897 until his death. He established a reputation as an authority on European, especially German, literature and wrote about American authors. The best of his critical writing was gathered in Their Day in Court (1909). Masks and Minstrels of New Germany (1911) introduced American readers to many little known German writers. He also wrote plays of his own, adapted others for <IR> RICHARD MANSFIELD </IR> , and satirized Mansfield in a novel, The Imitator (1901).