Books: English Spring

INVITATION TO THE WALTZ—Rosamond Lehmann—Holt ($2). U. S. letters in any department are no longer colonial to Britishers, with the possible exceptions of detective stories and letters-to-the-Times. But while a glaring U. S. dawn silhouets many a crude indigenous growth, England's politely setting sun bathes her literary garden in a relatively classic glow. English readers dislike and distrust such experimenters as James Joyce and David Herbert Lawrence. And many a U. S. reader, Tory if no longer colonial, shares the British dread of untrimmed edges, prefers the clipped formality of more...

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