Books: RECENT & READABLE, Sep. 1, 1952

The Canterbury Tales. A versification by Nevill Coghill, preserving much of the lusty 14th-century tone of the original Chaucer in a rendering as witty and up-to-date as the conversation of a 20th-century Oxford don (TIME, Aug. 11).

Journey to the Far Pacific, by Thomas E. Dewey. A discerning and lively narrative of the governor's travels in 17 countries (TIME, July 21).

Matador, by Barnaby Conrad. Latest addition to the small shelf of good books about bullfighters (TIME, June 30).

Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl. How eight Jews escaped the Gestapo for two years by hiding in an Amsterdam office building, recorded...

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