Books: Recent & Readable, Feb. 20, 1950

Peterson, Book III, by William Carlos Williams. The third volume of a virile, jumpy, often erratic four-part poem by a New Jersey pediatrician who versifies 'between cases (TIME, Feb. 13).

Burmese Days, by George Orwell. Reissue of a fine early novel by the author of Nineteen Eighty-Four; a sharp, amusing and often exciting story of native intrigue and white men's burdens in a Burmese village (TIME, Feb. 6).

The Horse's Mouth, by Joyce Gary. That rare thing, a first-rate comic novel; the final volume of a wise, hilarious trilogy about a modern Moll Flanders,...

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