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Doctor & Patients

DOCTOR GION—Hans Carossa—Ballou


Not all fairy tales are for children. And some of the most popular (e. g., W. H. Hudson's Green Mansions) are laid in a realistic setting no naturalist could carp at. Dr. Gion's scene is a modern town, presumably German; its characters do not pretend to be anything but flesh & blood, but its effect is definitely fairy-taleish. A quiet book, of oldfashioned, deferential sentiment and gentle resignation, it should appeal to readers who want a change from "real life."

Dr. Gion was still a fairly young...

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