Books: Opera Without Music

THE INFANT WITH THE GLOBE (240 pp.) —Pedro Antonio de Alarcón, translated by Robert Graves—Yoseloff ($3.50).

It is hard to see why some publisher has not established a Graves-of-the-Month Club. The British man of letters can produce a book of high quality in the time it takes an ordinary author to write a letter asking his publisher for an advance, and the range of his comfortable erudition is bewildering. His present book is, like its predecessors, unlike its predecessors—a translation of a tragicomic 19th century Spanish tale of high deeds, broken hearts and bloody...

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