Books: RECENT & READABLE, Jan. 26, 1953

A Brighter Sun, by Samuel Selvon. The marriage and dreams of a pair of teen-age Trinidadians; a fresh and authentic first novel by a young West Indian (TIME, Jan. 19).

The Shipwrecked, by Graham Greene. The decline & fall of a genteel rotter who finds he is not unscrupulous enough to be successful; a reissue of Greene's little-noted novel of 1935, England Made Me (TIME, Jan. 19).

Michelangelo, by Giovanni Papini. A new biography of the great Florentine; vigorous, often argumentative, almost always absorbing (TIME, Dec. 22).

The Complete Poems and Plays, by T. S. Eliot. The 61 poems and three verse plays that...

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