Books: Mr. Anderson

DARK LAUGHTER—Sherwood Anderson—Boni & Liyeright ($2.50). Life on the Mississippi is a different thing to Mr. Anderson from what it was to Mark Twain. The living writer sends a wife-weary, word-worn, middle-aged reporter vagabonding away from life's respectable responsibilities along the banks of the Mississippi and the Ohio. To this reporter, Bruce Dudley, life in the raw is as appealing as words in the raw are to Mr. Anderson. He goes among the sensual, matter-of-fact river Negroes, and absorbs impressions among white factory workers who are not much different. He becomes...

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