Books: The Tale of a Burnt Offering

SAROYAN'S FABLES—William Saroyan —Harcourt Brace ($7.50).

Once upon a time there was a young man named Anarosy who decided that he was a genius.

Anarosy wrote a great many stories, mostly about himself. At first people would not buy them, but after a while they did, and some agreed with Anarosy when he told them he was a genius. He told them that in a very loud voice.

One day, carrying a manuscript, Anarosy went to see a publisher of books.

I wish you to publish this book, Anarosy said.

All right, the publisher said. What kind of a book is it?

It is a book suitable...

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