Books: Proud Soul v. Humble Soul

ADVENTURES IN TWO WORLDS (331 pp.) —A. J. Cronin—McGraw-Hill ($4).

Archibald Joseph Cronin (Hatter's Castle, The Citadel, The Keys of the Kingdom) is a zealous Scots Catholic who is never happier than when he is drawing moral conclusions from immoral behavior. But until he was 34, Cronin suppressed his urge to self-expression and buried himself in the "sensible . . . safe and practical" pursuit of medicine. The result was just the opposite of what Dr. Cronin had hoped it would be: the more patients he attended, the more he "kept thinking . ....

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