Books: A Thousand & One Nighties

SHEBA VISITS SOLOMON—Helena Eliat —Viking ($2.50).

Readers who like to take their summer literary pabulum cradled in a hammock will find Authoress Eliat's Oriental tale breezy enough to keep them rocking comfortably. Perfumed with voluptuous myrrh and frankincense, it subtly insinuates a more acrid wind that whispers:-Vanity, all is vanity. "Except the next woman," wise King Solomon, ensconced in his hive of wives, says solomonly. When he hears that Balkis, Queen of Sheba. is coming to study his incomparable wisdom, he looks forward to the first lesson with extracurricular zeal. Queen Balkis,...

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