Books: Pre-War

TWILIGHT OF A WORLD—Franz Werfel —Viking ($3).

The Forty Days of Musa Dagh (TIME, Dec. 3, 1934) was one of the best-sellers of 1935, but Franz Werfel had written good books before that. Two of them (Class Reunion, The Man Who Conquered Death) reappeared last week in a collection of eight short novels and long stories ay Author Werfel. The world whose twilight is pictured here is the old, pre-War Austria; the crazy-quilt empire of 13 peoples, 24 countries whose imperial idea was embodied in one aloof, white-whiskered old man. Emperor Franz Joseph, says...

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