Books: RECENT & READABLE, Oct. 25, 1954

The Invisible Writing, by Arthur Koestler. A brilliant travelogue (the second volume of his autobiography) describing the famous ex-Communist's journey through and out of the Marxist hell (TIME, Oct. 11).

Melbourne, by Lord David Cecil. A first-rate account of Britain's last big Whig, who said: "This damned morality will ruin everything'' (TIME, Oct. 11).

The Dancing Bear, by Frances Faviell, and Acquainted with the Night, by Heinrich Boll. Two exciting accounts, one fact, the other fiction, of Germany and its postwar tragedies (TIME, Oct. 4).

Most Likely to Succeed, by John Dos Passos. Fellow-traveling...

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