-BUSINESSMEN IN FICTION--: New Novels Reflect New Understanding

BUSINESSMEN IN FICTION

THAT'S no ulcer . . . That's rot-0the rot that works in the belly of all you big shots." Thus, the hero of the latest novel about U.S. business, Company Man by John G. Burnett (Harper; $3.50), castigates his spineless section chief for caving in to the pressure of office politics. On the surface, Author Burnett's tale, revolving about a big U.S. airline, is merely one more in the long list of novels, from Frank Norris' The Octopus to Sinclair Lewis' Babbitt and John Dos Passos' The Big Money, that show...

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