Books: Baiter to Booster

WORK OF ART—Sinclair Lewis—Doubleday, Doran ($2.50).

If a Soviet reader were asked to name his favorite U. S. author he would probably say John Dos Passes. If the same question were put to a Swede, the first name off his tongue would doubtless be that Nobel Prizeman Sinclair Lewis. But such a loyal Swede would have in mind Author Lewis' earlier, better books (Main Street, Babbitt, Elmer Gantry). With such a second-rate novel as Work of Art following hard on the heels of his mediocre Ann Vickers (TIME, Jan. 30, 1933), readers of any...

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