Books: Bankster's Moll

CASH ITEM—Catharine Brody—Longmans, Green ($2). Watchers for the U. S. Proletarian Novel have been disappointed again & again. Last year, when Catharine Brody published Nobody Starves, many of them hailed book and author with pent-up fervor. Though Cash Item disobeys the strictest canon of proletarian literature by having a "hero," a "heroine." its attack on U. S. economic conditions in general, on small-town banksters in particular, should raise more proletarian huzzas. Plain readers will find it uncomfortably interesting reading. More effective as anti-bankster propaganda than a more straightforward indictment, Cash...

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