Books: RECENT & READABLE, Feb. 26, 1951

Into Thin Air, by Warren Beck. A small but sure novel about two lost souls in a Midwestern town (TIME, Feb. 19).

Robert Burns, by David Daiches. A scholar's scanning of poetry and poet (TIME, Feb. 12).

Tales of the Uncanny and Supernatural, by Algernon Blackwood. Selected stories by one of fiction's most famous commuters to the Great Beyond (TIME, Feb. 12).

The Pencil of God, by Pierre Marcelin and Philippe Thoby-Marcelin. The decline & fall of a Haitian businessman whose only serious weakness was women (TIME, Feb. 5).

The Far Side of Paradise, by Arthur Mizener. The life, times and half-fulfilled promise of F....

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