Books: And Pinch Me!

EDEN—Murray Sheehan—Dutton ($2). "When Adam delved and Eve span, who was then the gentleman?" The gentleman was Author Murray Sheehan who, so intimately has he delved into the domestic relations of the primates, must certainly have been there. This book, although it lacks the lightness of famed John Erskine's

Adam and Eve, the black and elaborate magic of James Branch Cabell's Something About Eve, should please readers of Shaw's Back to Methuselah. The volume is not without a certain philosophic realism. Anthropomorphic deities grow ponderously chatty over the direction of human destinies. Nonetheless Author Sheehan, after working for years, has produced a...

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