Books: Confucian Wodehouse

THE RETURN OF KAI LUNG—Ernest Bramah—Sheridan House ($2.50).

"It is possible to escape from an enemy carrying a two-edged sword but not from the interference of a well-meaning woman." Such Wodehousian sentiments garbed in Confucian terms are the unmistakable trade-mark of Ernest Bramah (E. B. Smith). His Kai Lung stories, which first began to appear 37 years ago and have been coming out at lengthy intervals ever since, have long delighted patient readers on both sides of the Atlantic. Their low-keyed humor, chess-game pace and subacid satire give them an effect somewhat less than...

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