Books: Artistry*

Two SYMPHONIES — Andre Gide — Knopf ($2.50). "Quietly! Quietly!" says Andre Gide. ''Is life disorderly, noisy? Art is not." In these Two Symphonies of his (published separately in Paris some ten years ago) you may hear some of the faint harmonics. No lavish diapasoner of thundering chords, Andre Gide picks out his effects with a spare but accurate choice. habelle is the story of love at first sight that withered not from Time but from a second glance. Young Student Lacase, searching materials for his thesis, visits the queer country household...

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