Books: Post-War Type

LOVE BY ACCIDENT—Louis Marlow—Doubleday, Doran ($2.50). This book's suggestive jacket (by archly suggestive Peter Arno) and suggestive blurb cover what is superficially a rather naughty farce. It is actually a sermon on post-War youth, morals, manners. Its upshot: that sanity and simplicity are best, wine better than gin, old-fashioned love better than new-fangled neuroses. To Tony Buckram women are attracted as moths to a candle. He himself burns with a cold flame. He likes women and is no pervert, but they seem to him dreadfully rapacious, scarifying. Tony has had a...

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