Books: Fiction: Jun. 13, 1927

Stifling Sincerity

DREAM'S END—Thome Smith— McBride ($2). A young poet meets two women. One of them, whose name is Scarlet, is a passionate lady who lolls about showing her teeth in a provocative manner while she wears clothes which are nothing if not voluptuous. The other, name of Hilda, is a radiant and ideal embodiment, with "something unearthly about her." David, the poet, finds that whereas Hilda realizes for him a dream of beauty, the lower depths of his nature are called to the surface by the...

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