Books: The Year in Books, Dec. 20, 1948

It has become fashionable in recent years for critics to sigh for the lost glories of the good old days. Most of them could still remember the tingle of the '205. Where today was anything to compare with Hemingway, Dos Passes, Sinclair Lewis, Scott Fitzgerald, Sherwood Anderson and the rest of that brave band, young & strong? Actually, the years were few when all these writers were at their best. And the fact is that 1948 has been a pretty good literary year. For the first time since the end of the war, U.S....

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