Fiction: Recent Books: Apr. 11, 1938

CONCERT PITCH—Elliot Paul—Random House ($2.50). Subtle, simply written novel of the post-War Paris musical world, brilliantly dramatizing the doom of the virtuoso, the dissonant emergence of a new machine age; by the author of last year's distinguished surprise bestseller, The Life and Death of a Spanish Town.

THE DARK COMMAND—W. R. Burnett —Knopf ($2.50). Lickity-split romance against a background of Kansas-Missouri border fighting; by the author of Little Caesar. A supplementary four-page leaflet explains who his Confederate villain was in real life, makes better reading than much of the novel.

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