Books: Name Drops in the Ocean

THE FLOWERS OF THE FOREST (252 pp.)—David Garneff—Harcourf, Brace ($4.50)

An autobiographer is lucky if his subject is a fascinating fellow. David Garnett, Britain's eminent, aging (64) novelist and critic, has accomplished the next best thing by having a lot of fascinating pals. In The Golden Echo, the first volume of his autobiography (TIME, May 24, 1954), Garnett told of his childhood among such literary greats as Joseph Conrad, who taught him how to sail (on the lawn), Henry James, who had him to tea, and "Jack" Galsworthy. Now Garnett has moved into another part...

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