Fiction: Recent Books: Oct. 7, 1935

MR. ARISTOTLE—Ignazio Silone—Mc-Bride ($2). Simple tales of Italian peasants, told with unobtrusive irony by the brilliant author of Fontamara.

Non-Fiction

JOSEPH CONRAD AND HIS CIRCLE—Jessie Conrad—Button ($3.75). A long study, principally devoted to the difficulties of married life with a stern and tormented writer, by Conrad's widow.

IN PRAISE of IDLENESS—Bertrand Russell—Norton ($2.50). Characteristically temperate and lucid, if uninspiring, essays on such subjects as architecture, Socialism, Communism & Fascism, cynicism in the young.

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