Books: High Jinks in Hell

THE LOVERS (362 pp.)—Kathleen W'm-sor~Appleton-Century-Crofts ($3.50).

It is not only the great writers who trademark their work. Lesser authors, too, car. take the language in their bare hands and mash it into a pulp which is peculiarly their own. Thus, although many of Shakespeare's best lines might have been written by one or another of his contemporaries, no living writer can quite reproduce the "feel" of a characteristic line by Kathleen Winsor: "They stood together, his legs widespread"; "He swept the hair off her neck and put his mouth there"; "He smelt like weeds rotted in water." Even longer stretches...

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