Books: RECENT & READABLE, Aug. 31, 1953

Dead Man in the Silver Market, by

Aubrey Menen. The noted Irish-Indian satirist laughs at Eastern and Western chauvinism, the world and himself (TIME, Aug. 24).

The Unconquered, by Ben Ames Williams. A posthumously published sequel to House Divided, full of carefully researched history, violence in Reconstruction days, and tears over spilled mint juleps (TIME, Aug. 24).

The Narrows, by Ann Petry. Passion and violence between black and white in an unexpected setting: respectable Connecticut (TIME, Aug. 17).

Fabian of the Yard, by Robert Fabian. A brilliant former Scotland Yardman tells about his most interesting cases (TIME, Aug. 17).

Torment, by Pérez Galdós. A Spanish classic,...

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