Fiction: Recent Books: Jan. 31, 1938

SHIPS IN THE SKY—Gunnar Gunnars-son—Bobbs Merrill ($2.50). Although Iceland is known to Europeans for the lively ferment of its modern literary movement, few modern Icelandic novelists have been translated into English. In Europe, 49-year-old Gunnar Gunnarsson, author of 30-odd books and plays, ranks with Scandinavian writers of the calibre of Selma Lagerlöf. Ships in the Sky is considered his major work. A long, simply written, autobiographical novel, it tells the story of a redheaded, imaginative peasant boy named Uggi Greipsson. Its distinguishing qualities are an unforced humor combined with uninhibited sentiment,...

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