Books: The Meaning of Exile

FLOTSAM — Erich Maria Remarque —'Little, Brown ($2.50).

Flotsam appeared first in the summer of 1939 as a serial in Collier's, next as the sincere, ineffective film So Ends Our Night (TIME, Feb. 10). In its final form, the result of a year's revision, it is worthy of an author who is responsible for the best novel about World War I, two of the best about post-war Germany.

The heroes of Flotsam are two among inestimable thousands of exiles: a young half-Jew; an older German who teaches him the ropes. The substance of Flotsam is...

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