Books: Bigger & Worse

AMERICA AS AMERICANS SEE IT—Edited by Fred J. Ringel—Earcourt, Brace ($3.75).

On the perhaps arbitrary assumption that his fellow-Europeans hanker to know what the U. S. is really like, Editor Ringel, New York literary correspondent for Berlin newspapers, persuaded 46 U. S. literati and 100 artists to contribute to an omnium-gatherum of descriptions, opinions and whatnot. On the assumption that such a book, "intended and edited for publication in European countries'' would enthrall U. S. natives, it is first published in the U. S., crowned...

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