Books: Angry Man

MINORITY REPORT—Bernard DeVoto—Little, Brown ($2.75).

Out of the West after World War I came Critic Bernard DeVoto. He burst upon the literati of the effete East like The Terrible-Tempered Mr. Bang. At the top of his form Critic DeVoto suggested a geyser ejecting a column of live steam, accompanied by deep, sometimes rather incoherent rumblings, hisses, falling rocks, lava, fuliginous fumes. Readers of The Saturday Review of Literature began eagerly to await this weekly display. Later the same phenomenon could be observed in The Easy Chair, literary section of Harpers Magazine.

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