Books: Parthian Shaft

GREY GRANITE—Lewis Grassic Gibbon —Doubleday, Doran ($2.50).

Last February Death came to Archeologist James Leslie Mitchell, at 34. A literary dual personality, Archeologist Mitchell was also Novelist Lewis Grassic Gibbon. An authority on Mayan civilization (The Conquest of the Maya TIME, Feb. 4), he had written a Scottish-dialect trilogy (previously published: Sunset Song, Cloud Howe) and another big novel (to be published in the U. S. next season). Grey Granite, Author Gibbon's posthumous Parthian shaft, was the concluding volume of his trilogy.

A Parthian shaft in more ways than one, Grey Granite closes the...

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