Books: Recent & Readable, Dec. 4, 1950

Classics and Commercials, by Edmund Wilson. Selected pieces by the dean of U.S. highbrow literary critics (TIME, Nov. 20).

The Disenchanted, by Budd Schulberg. The last chapters in the decline & fall of a novelist who had been the Jazz Age's darling; a novel largely and candidly modeled on the life of F. Scott Fitzgerald (TIME, Nov. 13).

Shooting an Elephant, by George Orwell. Reminiscences and reflections on literature and life by the author of Nineteen Eighty-Four (TIME, Nov. 13).

Boswell's London Journal, by James Boswell. Volume I (44 more to come) of the lately discovered papers of 18th Century Scotsman Boswell, who may...

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