Fiction: Recent Books: Sep. 20, 1937


THE TRANQUIL HEART — Catherine Carswell—Harcourt, Brace ($3.50). Portrait of Giovanni Boccaccio, by his first female biographer, who emphasizes not only his authorship of the Decameron 600 years ago but his importance as a political figure.

INSIDE OUT—An Introduction to Autobiography—Sheridan House ($5). A book about autobiographies (410 of them in 23 languages), indispensable to libraries, for whom it is available in microfilm as well as book form. In microfilm, this 713-page, 5-lb. volume, is only 48 feet of 16 mm. film (the width of home cinema film) reeled into a spool the size of a typewriter ribbon, with its...

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