Books: Stories of New Mexico

FIGURES IN A LANDSCAPE—Paul Horgan —Harper ($2.50).

Sound works of fiction centred in the Southwest are few & far between. The grandeur of that country, its translucent and heady atmosphere, have had a superficializing effect on many artists and writers. Of the few serious writers able to work in New Mexico with a steady mind, Paul Horgan is one. Author of the Harper Prize Novel, The Fault of Angels (1933), Horgan has held the job of librarian at New Mexico Military Institute since 1926. Prolific, uneven, liable to fits of preciosity, his writing is at its thoughtful best in Figures in a...

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