Books: Latter Day Saint

SIMONE—Lion Feuchtwanger—Viking ($2.50).

The leftish German author of the pow erful novels, Power, The Ugly Duchess, Success, has written a leftish French novel which was inspired by Joan of Arc in somewhat the same way that Franz Werfel's Song of Bernadette was inspired by the Virgin of Lourdes. But Feuchtwanger's inspiration is less successful.

"No Bread;" "No Meat;" "No Gasoline" said the signs in the French shopwindows. As the Nazis dashed toward Paris, French soldiers lay by the roadside, nursing bloody feet which were blistered by retreat. Most of them were beaten men,...

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