Books: Moonshiny Stories

NIXEY'S HARLEQUIN—A. E. Coppard— Knopf ($2.50).

If you like the kind of solid but fanciful English spirit that muddles through the stories of T. F. Powys, you will be apt to look with favor on Author Coppard's. But unlike Powys. Coppard has more than one string to his bow. The tales in Nixey's Harlequin range from shrewd fables to realism that is only a little out of date. They are all obviously the work of a man who does not see the world through conventional spectacles. If...

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