Books: Recent & Readable: Jun. 17, 1940

SALUTE TO SPRING-Mer/c/e/ Le Sueur -International ($2). Stories in which moments of human ripeness are contrasted with various famines, emotional and physical, found in the Middle and Far West during a caved-in decade.

Several stories are dark with proletarian mysticism; several sustain their fervor with uncommon grace. Meridel Le Sueur has seen a few things around Kansas and Illinois that nobody else has put down; she puts them down hard.

CECILE PASQUIER -Georges Du-hamel-Ho/f ($2.75). Herein, in books 6, 7, and 8 of his Pasquier Chronicles, Georges Duhamel continues to outline not only a family but the city of Paris, the civilization...

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