FICTION: Pierrot Penseroso

ALL THE SAD YOUNG MEN—F. Scott Fitzgerald—Scribner's ($2). The preciosity that glittered in the work of young Mr. Fitzgerald when he used to write exclusively about petting and orange-juice, has acquired a deepening stain of understanding. Princeton's Pierrot, aging, holds Columbine at arm's length and weeps for the world. Sometimes Columbine is not even present.

One of these short stories, The Rich Boy, enters the Yale club of Manhattan and defines, with grave prescience, the tragedy of a man whose life began where...

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