Books: Recent & Readable, Feb. 27, 1950

Top of the World, by Hans Ruesch.

A sketchy but fresh-faced novel about Eskimo life in the Canadian Arctic, in which the Eskimos get along just fine with their folkways until the white men barge in (TIME, Feb. 20).

Paterson, 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. Re-issue of a fine early novel by the author of Nineteen Eighty-Four; a sharp, amusing and often exciting story of native...

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