Books: The '30s Revisited

WE FISHED ALL NIGHT (560 pp.)—Willard Motley — Appleton-Cenfury-Crofts ($3.75).

An angry young Chicago Negro named Willard Motley made a hit, four years ago, with his first novel, Knock on Any Door. It was the story of a murdering hoodlum, written in hoarse tones of social complaint, clearly implying that the whole mess was really society's fault, not the killer's. Many critics liked it, and later it was made into a movie with Humphrey Bogart.

Motley still sounds angry, and his new novel, We Fished All Night, is written in the same hoarse voice....

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