Books: Mysticism & Manners

BALI AND ANGKOR—Geoffrey Gorer— Little, Brown ($3).

Last year, with Africa Dances, Geoffrey Gorer wrote an unusual travel book based on a trip he had taken through West Africa with an educated Parisian Negro who was doing research on the dances of blackamoor tribes. The book was notable for its blunt and sometimes angry descriptions of the consequences of bad administration on the natives, as well as for its account of some of the extraordinary ritual dances that Gorer witnessed. It contained a few passages on native magic that suggested the author possessed a streak...

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