Books: Homo Americanisatus

PEP—Lion Feuchtwanger—Viking ($2).

Pep began as a literary hoax. The Berliner Tageblatt in 1924 received and printed a series of satiric poems signed by one J. L. Wetcheek, "famed" U. S. poet, translated into German by Lion (Power) Feuchtwanger. Soon, however, someone discovered that Wetcheek was unknown to U. S. Kultur, that wet-cheek, moreover, was a literal translation of Feuchtwanger. Hoaxes will out. Said Author Feucht wanger, dehoaxed: "If these poems, to some extent, are an attempt to put Babbitt into lyrics, I certainly do not...

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