Books: Human Candle

BURNERS OF MEN—Marcel Griaule— Lippincott ($2.50).

Long before the danger of war focused the world's attention on Ethiopia, that wild country had served as a magnet for such dissimilar imaginations as those of Evelyn Waugh (Black Mischief) and the late L. M. Nesbitt (HellHole of Creation). While both volumes made the country and its people out in strange, terrifying terms, they emerge as even more formidable in the account of Marcel Griaule, whose description of a French scientific expedition that traveled from the Nile to Addis Ababa has the quality of a nightmare sustained...

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