Books: Add Literature

PERSONAL RECORD—Julian Green—Harper ($3). Once or twice in any year, irrelevant to the fashion and the praise of the season, a book quietly appears which, no less quietly, adds itself to the serious and valuable writing of the world. Personal Record is such a book.

Julian Green is a Paris-born Southerner who has preferred to spend most of his 39 years in France, and to write in French. His novels are disturbing, as distinguished, and as subtly disciplined as the dreams they resemble. Last week he set beside them selections from a journal (1928-39)...

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