Books: Tragedy out of the News

CALEB, MY SON (125 pp.)—Lucy Daniels—Llppincotf ($2.75).

The news stories made it plain that the Supreme Court's anti-segregation ruling brought both new hopes and old heartaches to the South. It remained for fiction to shape the facts into a form the heart could not ignore. This task might well have been undertaken by Negro writers such as Richard (Native Son) Wright and

Ralph (The Invisible Man) Ellison (but both were living in Europe) or by Southern authors such as William Faulkner and Robert Penn Warren (but both chose instead to make nonfiction preachments on the...

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