Books: Dream .of Beauty

THE SNOWS OF HELICON—H. M. Tomlinson—Harper ($2.50).

Henry Major Tomlinson's Gallions Reach and All Our Yesterdays got him a reputation for profundity. His publishers describe The Snows of Helicon as "a man's dream of beauty." Author Tomlinson at 60 is still oracular, but perhaps his latest work is better qualified as a rather young man's dream of beauty.

Travers was an architect. He built vulgar edifices for the masses, which made him money and a reputation but somehow did not satisfy him. Travers was also a bit fuzzy. Returning from a trip to the U....

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