Books: Dark Deep Myth

THE LIFE OF MY MOTHER—Oskar Maria Graf—Howell, Soskin ($2.75).

Soon after Hitler came to power, Joseph Paul Goebbels, Ph.D., asked best-selling Oskar Maria Graf to become his official Nazi novelist. Replied Graf: "What have I done to deserve this disgrace? Burn my books! I would consider it an undying mark of shame if my books were not burned by you." Burned they were, and homeless Novelist Graf has wandered ever since—Austria, Czechoslovakia, Russia, the U. S. In The Life of My Mother, "a biographical novel," Outcast Oskar Maria Graf seeks a way back to his spiritual verities.

Graf's mother, Tessa Heimrath, was born...

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