Books: Good Companions, U. S.

THE PUMPKIN COACH—Louis Paul— Doubleday, Doran ($2.50).

Author Louis Paul feels filial to the U. S., but instead of a mammy song he has written a novel which amply vents his feelings: "The country is fecund, heartwarming, uncritical—like a mother. Sordid things there are always there; it is necessary to look about a bit for beauty." Author Paul has looked & looked, seems not quite sure what his view adds up to. He modestly dedicates The Pumpkin Coach to Critic Burton Rascoe, who once avowed: "I am so constituted that I had rather read...

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