Books: Men's Life Catalog*

THE COMING FORTH BY DAY OF OSIRIS JONES—Conrad Aiken—Scribner ($2).†

In spite of its intelligentsia title, this is a good and straightforward book. You should not let a little thing like the author's preciosity put you off it. The Coming Forth by Day of Osiris Jones is a brief, impressionistic, fairly comprehensive catalog of a man's life—a man not quite universal enough to be called Everyman, but typical enough to bear the name of Jones. In a note, Author Aiken explains he is indebted for the rest of his title to a translation...

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