Books: Little Dutchman

THE OTHER WORLD — Madelon Lulofs — Viking ($2.50).

For Anglo-Saxons, Joseph Conrad and Somerset Maugham are the authorities, as far as novels go, on the East Indies. For Dutchmen, Madelon Lulofs tells the tale. Born in Sumatra, she writes of Holland's "other world" with first-hand knowledge.

This story of a Dutch rubber planter during the pre-War boom and the post-War gloom will not seem to U. S. readers so colorful as Conrad's nor so mordant as Maugham's. But as a straight report of a planter's life from A to Z it is a first-rate...

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