Books: Never Love an Idealist

LADY L. (215 pp.)—Romain Gary—Simon & Schuster ($3.50).

There are few genuine anarchists around these days, but those of them who happen to read Lady L. will be as infuriated as if a king, marked for assassination, caught their homemade bomb and threw it back at them. French Novelist Romain Gary, who wrote one of the best and most serious novels of 1958 in The Roots of Heaven, has turned out what is bound to be one of the most urbanely amusing novels of 1959. The Roots of Heaven was a poetic last stand in...

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