Books: The Bottom of the Glass

THE DISENCHANTED (388 pp.) — Budd Schulberg—Random House ($3.50).

"For goodness sake, Manley," said Victor Milgrim in the sort of hearty executive bass, vibrant with command and ownership, in which big Hollywood producers are supposed to address their writers and prize great Danes. "I'm not asking you to go to Tibet." All Producer Milgrim wanted to do was to persuade Manley Halliday, the famous novelist of the '20s whom he had picked off the skids and put on his payroll, to fly East for a week. The idea, said Milgrim, was for Halliday to go...

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