Books: Hungary's Molnar

THE PLAYS OF FERENC MOLNAR— Vanguard—($6).

This book's 823 pages, published last fortnight simultaneously in four languages in Budapest, Berlin, Rome, Lcndon and New York, contain all of Ferenc Alomar's 20 plays. Written in Hungary, most of them have been, are being, played the world over. Some resumes:

The Lawyer. While robbing the Sarkany apartment, an urbane thief who happens to be Lawyer Sarkany's best friend and client, surprises the lawyer's wife with her lover, a rustic police lieutenant. Gallic, comic complications ensue.

The Devil, glib, cynical, disguised as a...

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