Fiction: Recent Books: Mar. 15, 1937

NIGHTWOOD—Djuna Barnes—Harcourt, Brace ($2.50). Extremely unusual novel, a poetic parable in terms of Lesbian tragedy. Those who are not frightened off by T. S. Eliot's introduction ("it took me . . . some time to come to an appreciation of its meaning as a whole") probably will be by Author Barnes herself ("I have a narrative, but you will be put to it to find it").

LUCIFER IN PINE LAKE—Samuel Rogers —Little, Brown ($2.50). Told with detached and crushingly cumulative irony, the story of a handsome university professor whose selfishness wrecks his marriage,...

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