Books: Peasants in War

MEN PASS—Marcelle Capy—Liveright ($2.50).

Mme Capy, winner of the 1930 Prix Severine, transplants the stolid peasants of George Sand's pastoral novels to the War-years of 1914-18 and presents them in crisp, classic profile. Madeline of the white skin, Sebastien of the shadowy mustache loved each other, planned to be married. That was before the War. The War forced first the old men, then the women to work the fields, drive wavering plough-furrows through the hard earth. Madeline's white skin and plump cheeks turn weather-brown, her muscles...

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