Books: RECENT & READABLE, Apr. 2, 1951

Conjugal Love, by Alberto Moravia. A novel of the ecstasies and cruelties of married love; Moravia's best yet (TIME, March 26).

Darkness and Day, by Ivy Compton-Burnett. Further astonishing dilemmas of some of Compton-Burnett's genteel English characters; contrived mainly to let the characters gossip unconventionally about life, death and each other (TIME, March 26).

Suleiman the Magnificent, by Harold Lamb. A highly readable reconstruction of the great sultan's life; by a popular historian who thinks the West has usually rated Suleiman too low (TIME, March 26).

Festival, by J. B. Priestley. Highly topical hijinks about...

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