Books: Surrealist Susurri

I AM YOUR BROTHER—Gabriel Marlowe—Harcourt, Brace ($2).

Not colitis but sinus is now the most fashionable physical complaint. Likewise Surrealism is the latest rash on the high brow of Art. Even experts are puzzled by its cockeyed symptoms, cannot give a straightforward diagnosis; while laymen, confronted by the nightmare inconsequence of such surrealist pictures as Salvador Dali's (TIME, Nov. 26), are amused, bewildered or alarmed. But surrealism has its uses. In I Am Your Brother Author Marlowe has made it work for him, shows through this feverish medium a story distorted into real horror....

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