Books: Burt Lecture

FESTIVAL — Struthers Burt — Scribners ($2.50).

As in his Interpreter's House of some seven years ago, Mr. Burt in Festival directs a searching scrutiny of Life as his class of person finds it today, a scrutiny that is very telling, sure of itself, well-expressed. The book is less a novel than a collection of notes and lectures on love, life, death, marriage, divorce, and as such has much to commend it. The plot and characters do not stand up under the pressure of expressing so much...

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