Books: Recent & Readable, Aug. 7, 1950

Beyond Defeat, by Hans Richter. The last, lost stages of World War II as seen by Germans who fought at Cassino. A rough but engrossing novel by a onetime private in Hitler's Wehrmacht (TIME, July I).

The Child Who Never Grew, by Pearl Buck. The simple and memorable story of Novelist Pearl Buck's effort to make a life for her mentally retarded child (TIME, July 24).

Two Adolescents, by Alberto Moravia. Two Italian boys in the perils of puberty. Avoiding the perils of bathos, Author Moravia (Woman of Rome) keeps his story telling clear and dry (TIME,...

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