Books: Flemish Pastoral

HATH NOT THE POTTER—Maxence van der Meersch (translated by Gerard Hopkins)—Viking ($2.50).

In Invasion, a story of Flanders during the German Wartime occupation (TIME, Jan. 25), Author van der Meersch presented a panoramic account of a people in the hands of their enemy. More compact an outline, more pastoral in treatment, his second has the same general setting but a different time and far narrower scope. In spite of its slightly cramped design, however, and chiefly by reason of its author's virtuosity, it is in all respects a highly interesting novel.

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