Books: Razzle-Dazzled

CZARDAS—Jeno Heltai—Houghton Mifflin ($2.50).

Like bacteria in water, myriads of thoughts and memories swarm unnoticed in the drop of intelligence under every man's skull. Unlike bacteria, however, they are brought to a man's attention less by microscopic examination than by some serious shock to the tenor of his ways. Then the myriads of thoughts & memories rush helter-skelter every which way: they have strange encounters, make strange marriages. If they absorb too much of the man's attention he may go mad.

When Peter Karmel crashed his airplane and lost his arm in Galicia he...

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