Books: Beyond Control

BEYOND DESIRE—Sherwood Anderson —Liveright ($2.50).

Sherwood Anderson used to call himself a storyteller, but that was long ago. It is seven years since he wrote a novel, four years since he retired to Marion. Va. to run two country newspapers. Sensitive as a weathervane to the intellectual current of the day, but dizzied beyond his normal bewilderment by conflicting winds of doctrine, he has been doing his unlevel best to understand and express what, if anything, the U. S. is driving at. Though he has always sympathized with the individual Americano aspiring to be...

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