Books: RECENT & READABLE, Jan. 18, 1954

The Greek Passion, by Nikos Kazantzakis. The temptation, betrayal and death of a Passion-play Christus; an impressive modern parable by the author of Zorba the Greek (TIME, Jan. 11).

The Life and Death of Sylvia, by Edgar Mittelholzer. A tragedy of shades of color in British Guiana (TIME, Jan.11).

The Nemesis of Power, by John W. Wheeler-Bennett. The superbly told story of the German army's maneuverings in German politics from 1918 to 1945 (TIME, Dec. 28).

Someone Like You, by Roald Dahl. First-class short stories with bizarre, sometimes macabre plots and often surprise endings (TIME,...

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