Books: Eskualdunak

BASQUE PEOPLE — Dorothy Canfield — Harcourt, Brace ($2.50). Scholars have vexed themselves in vain to demoot the question of the Basques. Nobody knows for sure where they come from or what their queer language is. (Scholars classify it as non-Aryan; can not explain its origin.) Till the Basque tennis player Jean Borotra bounded on to U. S. sport pages many people had never even heard of them. There is an ageless Basque tradition, says Authoress Canfield, that Basque fishermen sailed every sum mer to the Grand Banks of Newfound land, long before Columbus "went too far and discovered America." Authoress...

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