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Books: Adolescent's Daydream

GERALDINE BRADSHAW (415 pp.)—Calder Willingham—Vanguard ($3.50).

The naturalistic or sweaty-shirt school of novelists is hard up for scholars these days. But old Professor James T. Farrell (Studs Lonigan, The Road Between) has one young fellow in his composition class who, Farrell thinks, is making "a permanent contribution to American literature." Calder Willingham is his name.

Willingham's first novel, End as a Man, published in 1947 when he was only 24, was a keyhole report on life in a Southern military college; righteously indignant in one breath and droolingly prurient the next, it read like the notes of a small-town peeper on the...

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