Books: RECENT & READABLE, Aug. 10, 1953

Torment, by Perez Galdos, A 19th century Spanish classic by a novelist who has been called Spain's Balzac; published in the U.S. for the first time (TIME, Aug. 3).

I Was a Captive in Korea, by Philip Deane. A war correspondent's vivid account of 33 months of Communist imprisonment (TIME, July 27).

Satan in the Suburbs, by Bertrand Russell. Five sardonic stories by a philosopher turned fictioneer (TiME, July 20).

White Hunter, Black Heart, by Peter Viertel. A green-hills-of-Africa novel by a Hollywood scriptwriter turned philosopher (TIME, July 20).

The Scribner Treasury. A collection of 22...

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