Books: Patterned Patter

UNCLE FRED IN THE SPRINGTIME—P. G. Wodehouse— Doubleday, Doran ($2).

Unfulfilled ambition of the late, superserious Sir Edward Grey was to write a leader for the London Times Literary Supplement on the works of Pelham Grenville Wodehouse. This summer, bald, easygoing Author Wodehouse received an honorary D. Litt. from Oxford, drew plaudits for his style (TIME, July 10). Though many a lesser humorist has crept up behind the Wodehouse technique, tried to sprinkle salt on its tail, only the Old Master himself can really catch it. He does it by rewriting everything at...

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