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RAIDERS or SPANISH PEAKS — Zane Grey—Harper ($2.50).

Critic Thomas King Whipple, who usually writes weighty essays on modern poetry and highbrow fiction, once took a critic's holiday and made a searching analysis of the works of Zane Grey in The Saturday Review of Literature. At that time the prolific Western-story writer had turned out 33 books, with a total sale of about 10,000,000 copies. After thoughtfully picking them to little bits, Professor Whipple concluded that their enormous popularity did not constitute a serious reflection on U. S. taste. Zane Grey's tireless riders of...

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