Books: Softer Answers

ALL MEN ARE ENEMIES—Richard Aldington—Donbleday, Doran ($2.50).

What people liked about Death of a Hero, Author Aldington's first job of fiction, was that the writer attacked his story with the malicious gusto of a man who was hopping mad. In Roads to Glory, The Colonel's Daughter, Soft Answers, the War-torn writer's spleen, his disgust with the England he loves too well, abated not a whit. If there is less bile in All Men Are Enemies, if it seems a bit less malicious than the previous Aldington novels, it is because it is longer (574...

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