Fiction: Recent Books: Feb. 11, 1935

THE BLACK CONSUL — Anatolu Vinogradov— Viking ($2.75). In this historical novel of Haiti and the French Revolution by a Soviet author, Toussaint l'Ouverture. Robespierre, Marat, Lafayette and other great men of the epoch take the stage. Vinogradov's method of fictionalizing history is to incorporate verbatim reports taken from original sources into his stories. Thus the unsuspecting reader is treated to actual state papers, speeches, documents. Vinogradov may have been the first historical novelist to make extensive use of this method, but Guy Endore. U. S. novelist, employed the same technique in...