Books: The Death of a World

Chanson de Rolland

THE DEATH OF A WORLD—Remain Rol-land—Holt ($3.50). "The master ringers are Business and Money: politics have had their day. Economics reigns. And it certainly cannot be said that wisdom chokes them! For they have not always a human countenance. They are often octopuses, formless anonymous monsters, whose thousand arms grope, and whose blind trunks lap in the dark. And the few individuals, whose personalities . . . still keep afloat . . . are nearly all, today, artificial products, without roots or seeds, without ancestors or descendants, without ties,...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!