Books: Dead Scott

BREAD AND A SWORD—Evelyn Scott— Scribner ($2.75).

Readers of Evelyn Scott's The Wave (1929) were much impressed, ranked it among the best Civil War novels vet written. Her books since then have been a continuous disappointment. Last week she annoyed, depressed and bored nearly everyone in sight with a 488-page novel "on the artist and the creative problem." Bread and a Sword was Evelyn Scott's third exhaustive mangling of the same unpopular theme; readers cheered her announcement that it was likely to be her last word on the subject.

With great earnestness, no sense...

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