Books: On Green Paper

MOLINOFF—OR THE COUNT IN THE KITCHEN—Maurice Bedel—Viking ($2.50).

In the U. S. the Pulitzer prize meant $1,000 to Julia Peterkin, the Liberty prize 50 times as much to Fannie Hurst. In Europe, when savants awarded the great Goncourt prize to Author Bedel for this book he received a measure of immortality and 5,000 francs ($200).

Author Bedel has a droll vivacity all his own. When his Bolivian Planter Cortes, newly rich, buys up the old estate of Fontecreuse in Touraine (southern France —the Contes Drolatiques country),...

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