Books: Down with Duck Ponds

REDEMPTION (249 pp.)—Francis Stuart —Devin-Adair ($3).

Irish Novelist Francis Stuart spent World War II in Germany by choice. Restless and bored with Ireland, at 37, he had accepted a job teaching English literature at the University of Berlin, and stuck it out. Stuart was not the only rebellious Irishman in town. Among his good friends were the Republican army leaders who felt sure they were riding the wave of the future. Gradually the wave ebbed and the certainty faded. Says a leaner, greyer Novelist Stuart, who now lives in Paris by choice: "Who could...

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