Books: Graphic Jargon

THE SET-UP—Joseph Moncure March —Covici, Friede ($2).

When Tex Rickard died last fortnight, the prizefight business in which he had become famed was courteously conceded to be an honorable one. Actually, it is not. So much Author March knows about the background against which he versifies the story of a colored boxer whose managers took pay to have him lose a fight, and who, not aware of this arrangement, won the fight, and was then murdered for winning.

About writing verse, Author March knows more than he knows about the fight racket. His...

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