Books: Mixed Fiction, may 6, 1957

THE GAME AND THE GROUND, by PeterVansittart (87pp.; Abelard-Schuman; $3), deals with the war wreckage that can never wholly be cleared away —the human ruins. Among such victims of war, children, with their mixture of helplessness and guiltlessness, are the most poignant. Around a camp of brutalized children and their would-be healers in a thinly disguised German locale, British Author Peter Vansittart has fashioned a melancholy novel that is sometimes static but frequently moving. Two brothers, Eric and the nameless first-person narrator of the story, have turned their war-ravaged country estate, Kasalten, into a rehabilitation center. The youngsters, turned savage by...

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