Books: Fitzgerald Figments

TAPS AT REVEILLE—F. Scott Fitzgerald —Scribner ($2.50).

Author Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald's title implies that the world his latest stories tell about is cockeyed, arsy-versy. A literary double-lifer, he has concentrated his serious ambition on his few novels, written his many magazine stories simply to make money. Though critics sniff at them, say they sound like thorns crackling under a pot, readers forgive him the pot for the sake of the crackling. Of this collection of 18 stories, all are reprinted from magazines.

The first eight stories form a series of panels on the jazz-age...

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