Books: Hero & Philander

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A MODERN HERO—Louis Bromfield— Stokes ($2.50). From John Dos Passos—or Miguel de Cervantes—or from the blue. Author Bromfield takes his method of telling his latest tale. As the stream of narrative encounters the leading characters, the stream is diverted until the story of each character is told. Though some characters do their womanly best to quiet the stream, the modernistic hero always breaks it into ripples, rapids, finally a plunging waterfall. Pierre Radier is the love child of Madame Azai's, a leopard-trainer traveling with a circus in the Middle West. Of...

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