Fiction: Recent Books: Aug. 22, 1938

PRAY TO THE EARTH—Evelyn Eaton—Houghton Mifflin ($2.50). A proper picaresque novel, as concentrated as a dried prune, about a rapscallion French peasant.

THE WAY THINGS ARE—Albert Maltz —International ($2}. Violent stories of the "proletarian" ilk. Best: Man on the Road, about a hitchhiking miner who has caught silicosis in Gauley Bridge. W. Va. and cannot decide whom to blame for it.


THE NAZI PRIMER—translated by Harwood L. Childs—Harper ($1.75). Anthropology, history and politics for the 7,000,000 members of the Hitlerjugend. Aryans are tall, blond, truthful, uncommonly gifted mentally and they do...

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