Books: Neurotic Imperialist

WHAT HATH A MAN?—Sarah Gertrude Millin—Harper ($2.50).

Says the introspective hero of this slyly anti-British novel: "Isn't pioneering always a running away from something? . . . It's more difficult to make your way among millions of your equals and betters than to shoot a few savages and animals and suffer some little inconveniences. The wild animals are less predatory too than the nicest people. Safer, for a person like me."

Not the first to link escapists and colonizers, Author Millin pounds out the link with an uncommonly honest and brilliant, if uneven, vigor;...

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