Books: Halfway House

THE UNPOSSESSED — Tess Slesinger — Simon & Schuster ($2.50). Last week a new novelist burst, like a modern Pallas Athene, full-panoplied from the aching head of Uncle Sam. Critics who always lift an eyebrow at such new arrivals noted a few chinks in her armor, but to the gaping crowd of plain citizens she seemed indeed a well-armed lady. Her utterance was racier than classic, and the bird of wisdom on her shoulder looked more like a mockingbird than an owl. But she was obviously a messenger of the gods, and...

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