BOOKS: Madame Tata

THEY CALLED ME CASSANDRA—Geneviève Tabouis—Scribner ($3).

Other books have described the death of France. This book describes how France lay dying for 20 years. It is an alienist's intimate case history of the progressive political schizophrenia between Right and Left—a disorder which infected all Frenchmen and all French classes, a disorder so incurable that the Nazi invasion seems almost like an inevitable mercy killing.

Against this doom Geneviève Tabouis, ex-political pythoness of Paris' Leftist L'Oeuvre, for seven years waged a one-woman struggle, of which these memoirs are a record. To her hopeless struggle...

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