Books: Stalin's Prize Novel

With no advance publicity at all, Simon & Schuster last week published The Rainbow ($2.50). It is the $20,000 "Stalin Prize novel for 1943." Most U.S. readers do not associate Stalin with literary prizes and had never heard of the award before. They learned with surprise that The Rainbow (which most people confused with D. H. Lawrence's The Rainbow) sold out a first Russian edition of 400,000 copies in two days.* A Russian movie has also been made of the book.

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