Books: Prizewinner's Second

JORDANSTOWN — Josephine Johnson — Simon & Schuster ($2).

Josephine Johnson's first novel, Now in November, took the 1935 Pulitzer Prize on points, for sheer beauty. Last week she went at the hurdle of her second novel— which for authors is what Becher's Brook is for Grand National riders. Interested bystanders shook their heads over a near-cropper, gave odds that she would not finish in the money, and those who attach more value to performance than style said Author Johnson's Pegasus got his feet all mixed up in metaphors, looked better in a show...

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