Books: Recent & Readable, Dec. 11, 1950

The Hinge of Fate, by Winston S. Churchill. Volume IV of Churchill's World War II memoirs; Singapore to Tunisia in another incomparable Churchillian account (TIME, Dec. 4).

Classics and Commercials, by Edmund Wilson. Selected pieces by the contemporary 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...

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