Fiction: Recent Books: Aug. 15, 1938

Fiction FROM JUNGLE ROOTS—Marcos Spinelli —Covici-Friede ($2.50). The education of a Brazilian jungle aristocrat, who at twelve is an accomplished and uninhibited knife-thrower, horseman, liar and seducer.

Considering his lush beginnings, European schools later do a pretty good job on him.

Born in the Matto Grosso jungle, 32-year-old Author Spinelli, now a U. S. citizen, draws on his own boyhood for good jungle descriptions.

VOICES IN THE SQUARE—George Abbe —Coward-McCann ($2.50). First novel,

as awkward as a young colt: a nostalgic account of how everything turns out all right for virtually everyone in a little...

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