Books: Tired Traveler

MY OLD KENTUCKY HOME (438 pp.)—Elliot Paul—Random House ($3.75).

Roving, rotund Elliot Paul has focused his shrewd eyes on a good many different communities in his 58 years. What he saw in the doomed Balaeric village of Santa Eulalia made moving reading in The Life and Death of a Spanish Town. One short street on the Left Bank furnished material for a bawdy but penetrating look at pre-war France in The Last Time I Saw Paris.

A few years ago Author Paul shifted his gaze to his homeland, started a multivolumed story of his...

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