Books: Jews in Chicago

THE OLD BUNCH — Meyer Levin — Viking ($3).

U. S. readers have lately had their work cut out for them. Hervey Allen's Anthony Adverse, Thomas Wolfe's Of Time and the River, Margaret Mitchell's Gone With The Wind have all been of approximately 1,000-page length. Last week Meyer Levin's The Old Bunch (964 pages) gave wrist-weary readers another hefty handful. Aside from actual weight, however, The Old Bunch has less in common with its swollen sisters than with such half-starved gutter rats as James Farrell's Studs Lonigan. Realism of the cheapest dye, Author Levin's...

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