Books: Heresy

ADVENTURES OF A YOUNG MAN—John Dos Passos—Harcourf, Brace ($2.50).

Critics generally have praised John Dos Passos' trilogy, 1919, The 42nd Parallel, The Big Money (now published in one volume as U. S. A.). Leftist critics have pointed to it with pride as a dramatization of Marxist theory. "It is Dos Passos," said Communist Critic Granville Hicks, "that has shown the [Marxist] way. . . . There is no apparent obstacle to his continued growth. . . ."

Two years ago the American Writers' Congress overwhelmingly voted The Big Money best novel of the year. That...