Books: Another Hemingway

THE SOUND OF THE TRUMPET (308 pp.) —Leicester Hemmingway — Henry Holt ($3.50).

Many a novelist has tried to be another Hemingway. A 38-year-old ex-newspaperman has long held this distinction without trying: Leicester Hemingway is Ernest Hemingway's younger brother. A commercial fisherman and builder of boats, he looks like Ernest and, like Ernest, has gone to war and written about it.

His first novel, The Sound of the Trumpet, is a fictionalized report of his G.I. experience between D-day and the end of the war. It focuses on Danforth Granham, a G.I. cameraman in a documentary film unit, later an infantry photographer, as...

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