Books: Novel Without Words

GOD'S MAN, A Novel in Woodcuts— Lynd Ward—Cape & Smith ($3).

Novel-readers, relapsing despairingly to the cinema, relapsing disgustedly to novels again, may have wished sometimes for a novel without words, a cinema without moving pictures. Here it is.

In a series of 138 woodcuts, of which every picture helps to tell the story, the allegory of an artist's life is unfolded. The pictures are obvious enough, and placed in such obvious sequence that even a novel-browser may read both tale and fable aright. The artist comes to a strange land, gets...

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