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IT WAS THE NIGHTINGALE — Ford Madox Ford—Lippincott ($3).

Ever since the War, Ford Madox Ford has been writing novels that read like autobiographies (Some Do Not, No More Parades, A Man Could Stand Up, The Last Post). Now he has written an autobiography that reads like a novel. In It Was the Nightingale he has "employed every wile known to me as novelist—the time-shift, the progression d'effet, the adaptation of rhythms to the pace of the action." Author Ford's well-known three-dotty style is not likely to attract many new 'readers at...

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