Books: Man, Woman, War

A FAREWELL TO ARMS—Ernest Hemingway—Scribner ($2.50). This story of Lieutenant Frederic Henry, U. S. ambulance officer on the Italian Front, of his campaigns and leaves of absence, of the swarming Caparetto retreat, of the Lieutenant's affair with Catharine Barkley, an English nurse who died in childbirth when he had deserted the wars and taken her to Switzerland, is infused with the chaotic sweep of armies and tenderly quiescent love. In its sustained, inexorable movement, its throbbing preoccupation with flesh and blood and nerves rather than the fanciful fabrics of intellect, it...

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