Books: Unrelieved

GOOD-BYE WISCONSIN—Glenway Wescott—Harpers ($2.50).

If by his title Author Wescott implies that he is finished with his native haunts as literary copy it is just as well, since Wisconsin appears to him in unrelieved grey—a monotone of ugliness. And so do the people. Not a one of them has charm or gentleness or pleasant impulses; and the thoughts of each, tortuously analyzed, hark back to a frustration or forward with resignation and despair. Typical in the collection of stories are the drab blunderings of Amelia and her...

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