Books: One-Note Man

AN ALTAR IN THE FIELDS—Ludwig Lewisohn—Harper ($2.50). Last week nobody was much excited to learn that Ludwig Lewisohn had written another novel. A humorless and determined individualist, Author Lewisohn has gradually accustomed most U. S. readers to treat his output with restrained respect. A solemn harping on the string of self-expression, An Altar in the Fields tells nothing new about Lewisohn, life or love.

Dick and Rose met in an arty Manhattan boarding house. Dick wore: spectacles, came from the Middle West, "wanted to write"; Rose was a pretty Southerner who thought she...

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