Books: Through a Glass Darkly

THE CUP OF FURY (190 pp.)—Upton Sinclair—Channel Press ($3).

"As long ago as 1938," writes Upton Sinclair in The Cup of Fury, "a statistician estimated that some 732 books bearing my name had been published in 47 languages in over 30 different countries." This was before the Lanny Budd books (eleven volumes, 7,507 pages, more than 3,000,000 words). Author Sinclair, at a leathery 77, says this in no spirit of vainglory, but in simple wonder that other literary men should have written less. In this wafer-thin volume, Sinclair gives his own explanation for the...

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