Books: Recent & Readable, Nov. 13, 1950

The Twenty-Fifth Hour, by Virgil Gheorghiu. A concentration-camp novel which has become Europe's bestseller; chiefly interesting as a landmark in European pessimism in the first aftermath of World War II (TIME, Nov. 6).

Back, by Henry Green. A slim but engaging story of an English war veteran who learns that shell shock, a metal leg and the death of his old flame don't mean the end of life after all (TIME, Oct. 30).

LIFE'S Picture History of World War II. A vivid assembly of World War II's actions, scenes and faces (TIME, Oct. 23).

A Fearful Joy, by Joyce Gary. The life & times...

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