Books: Lightness & Light

LYRIC LAUGHTER — Arthur Guiterman —Dutton ($2.50).

ON PILGRIMAGE — Thomas Temple Hoyne — Economic Feature Service, Chicago ($1.50).

Probably the best professional writer of light verse in the U. S. today is Vienna-born, 68-year-old, beaming Arthur Guiterman (rhymes with skitterman). For the past 43 years, his verselets have kept winking at readers from odd corners of magazines and newspapers, and from the formal pages of 14 books. Lyric Laughter, composed of some 159 of Guiterman's brightest winks, old and new, might be called his collected smile.

The Guiterman smile is teasing—the smile...

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