Books: The House in Antigua

Farewell to Dynamite

THE HOUSE IN ANTIGUA—Louis Adamic—Harper ($3).

This time 33-year-old immigrant Author Adamic's subject, lacking the autobiographical ties which have stimulated him in writing his previous books, handicaps him. As with The Native's Return, his best-selling account of a revisit to his native Yugoslavia, Author Adamic wrote The House in Antigua as an accidental result of a pleasure trip to Guatemala in 1936. His original purpose was merely "to get away from it all." He picked Antigua, former capital of Guatemala, because friends rhapsodized over its ruins, and because he "had long been...

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