Books: RECENT & READABLE, Aug. 16, 1954

A Fable, by William Faulkner. The Nobel Prizewinner unveils a World War I passion play with a corporal as Christ, but veils his deeper meanings except to suggest that "man and his folly . . . will prevail" (TIME, Aug. 2).

Reach for the Sky, by Paul Brickhill. The heroic story of Douglas Bader, a legless RAF ace who fought in the Battle of Britain, destroyed 22½ enemy planes and kept his German captors busy recapturing him (TIME, Aug. 2).

The Fall of a Titan, by Igor Gouzenko. The powerfully fictionalized decline and death...

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