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A FUGITIVE CROSSES HIS TRACKS— Aksel Sandemose—Knopf ($2.50). Aksel

Sandemose used to write in Danish, his native language. Then he wrote a potboiler whose success disgusted him so that he left Denmark, settled in Norway, took to writing in Norwegian. Last week his second book in his foster-tongue was published in the U. S. Cover-to-cover readers of A Fugitive Crosses His Tracks did not have to be told that its author was pernickety. But when they heard that he was being likened to James Joyce, they wondered how much of his doubly-translated book had...

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