Books: Esthete

PAULUS Fy—Helene Mullins and Marie Gallegher—McBride ($2.00). Ronald Firbank and Daisy Ashford might well have collaborated to produce this picture of the perfect esthete in his home. Paulus was a teacher of French, a student of the graces. With his cat, the sympathetic Cez, he dwelt in a little gem of an apartment, surrounded by precious bibelots. Tragedy came into his delicately ordered life with the death of Cez and the suicide of Mimi, whom he knew only through her letters, but whom he did not have to know in order to...

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