The Golden Hand, by Edith Simon. A warm and vivid historical novel of life & death in a 14th century English village (TIME, April 28).
Invisible Man, by Ralph Ellison. A rousingly good first novel about the coming of age of a Negro boy (TIME, April 14).
The Second Face, by Marcel Ayme. One of the best of Gallic ironists tells what happens when a solemn, rather dutiful Frenchman gets a handsome new face (TIME, April 14).
Rotting Hill, by Wyndham Lewis. Nine corrosive stories about mid-century Britain (TIME, April 14).
Rome and a Villa, by...