Books: Dawn or Conflagration?

THE NEW DAY -Jules Remains -Knopf ($3).

Subject of the tenth volume of Remains' vast Men Of Good Will is the U.S.S.R. in 1922, as it impinges upon the minds and hopes of various Parisians. As literature, The New Day is as engrossing as Remains' previous volumes. As journalism, it will stimulate the average "man of good will," but baffle him oftener.

The spirit of the first half of the volume is beautifully suggested by its French title, Cette Grande Lueur a L'Est (which the translator insipidly renders into Promise of Dawn). The young politician...

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