Books: Sargasso Seasickness

MY AMERICA—Louis Adamic—Harper


In Laughing in the Jungle, the story of his first 15 years in the U. S. (1913-28), Slovenian Immigrant Louis Adamic called the U. S. "a vast socio-economic jungle." His "bursts of laughter," he confesses, were really a bluff to hide his fear. My America, running to 669 big pages of fine print, carries his story down to two months ago. "I am no longer 'scared' of the 'jungle,' " says Adamic, "and so I do not need to 'laugh' as much as I used to. In fact, hardly at all."...

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