Books: Kentucky Rhapsody

HE SENT FORTH A RAVEN—Elizabeth Madox Roberts— Viking ($2.50).

Like her characters, Elizabeth Madox Roberts is not afraid of grandeur, and she approaches her stories with conscious dignity. And in her majestic entrances and exits she rarely catches her foot in the mat. But the grandness of her manner, which was increasingly impressive in The Time of Man and The Great Meadow, has now reached such a pitch that readers cannot hope to come near her without taking off their workaday shoes and donning reverential slippers. Many a reader will consider life...

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