Books: Hello, Emptiness!

THOSE WITHOUT SHADOWS (125 pp.)−Françoise Sagan − Dutton ($2.95). Fifty million Frenchmen cannot only be wrong, they can be plain silly. Since the beginning of last month they have bought nearly 350,000 copies (the U.S. equivalent of more than 1,000,000 sales) of a new novel by Franchise Sagan, and the best that can be said for it is that reading its proofs may have done her some good as occupational therapy following her recent near-fatal auto accident. Author Sagan's Bonjour Tristesse and A Certain Smile showed a certain flair and skill, gave many readers the intriguing sensation of observing precocious...

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