Books: One More Spring

ONE MORE SPRING—Robert Nathan— Knopf ($2).

In Author Robert Nathan's urbanity there are as yet few signs of foppishness. Like a U. S. Anatole France (without the mordant bite of France's wit) he is both urbane and neat.

Not to be outdone by competing compatriots, Mr. Otkar, Manhattan antique-dealer, shut up shop. His principal remaining asset, one large antique bed, was a problem which the timely arrival of Morris Rosenberg, a penniless fiddler, helped him to solve. Together they lugged it to Central Park. A lucky encounter with a Mr. Sweeney, street-cleaner with a...

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