Recent Books: Fiction

RACHEL'S CHILDREN — Harriet Hassell-— Harper ($2.50). The Biblical story of Joseph fitted to a family of Southern landowners, bossed by a tyrannical widow whose eventual insanity gives the story its faint echo of Faulkner's The Sound and the Fury. A first novel by a 26-year-old Alabama coed, a Story magazine prize winner of last year.

MAN'S COURAGE — Joseph Vogel — Knopf ($2.50). Written with a straight left, with humor and talent also, this story of a powerful, slow-but-sure-witted jobless Pole is by the author of At Madame Bonnard's, who looks like the best bet among present proletarian novelists.

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