To "mobilize the workers and peasants for socialist construction," Moscow's party line in literature calls for "socialist romanticism." Last week, a Czech newsman and poet named Arno Kraus turned out such an item, made Page One of Prague's Lidove Noviny (People's Newspaper) with it:
Crowd after crowd left the factory gates
Workmen with their caps pushed back,
The girls' eyes glistening with love.
And the hands in their caressing
Spoke of human gentleness under the
But with the kiss with which the girl
welcomed her lover
I heard an eager question:
"Have the shockworkers...