Books: Entertainer

VILE BODIES—Evelyn Waugh—Cape & Smith ($2.50).

Author Evelyn Waugh, very conscious member of the post-War generation, writes so brightly, wittily, entertainingly that you may swallow this sugar pill of a novel almost without tasting its bitter centre.

Adam Fenwick-Symes has just finished his autobiography in Paris and is bringing it home, but the manuscript is confiscated by the authorities in Dover as obscene. So he becomes a society-gossip writer for a London newspaper: his column, getting more and more imaginative, becomes more and more successful until one day he goes too far. Then...

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