Foreign News: Crocodile Romance

Up to last spring Soviet censors barred romantic themes from new Soviet novels, plays and poems, denounced romance as frivolous and out of keeping with the Five-Year Plan. During the summer such restrictions were relaxed but many a Red editor still shies at printing romance. Recently the famed Crocodile, satiric Soviet monthly, set out to poke fun at editorial 'fraid-cats, did it with a neat, significant short story which reached the U. S. last week:

Dazzled by permission to write a love lyric for the imaginary newspaper Zamoisk Spooler, imaginary Poet Vasya Gribakin submits...

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