Books: Love in Venice

WHAT A WAY TO Go (310 pp.)—Wright Morris—Atheneum ($5).

Veteran Novelist Wright Morris' new book is a kind of Cook's tour of literary themes and cultural scenes that have recently proved captivating to American consumers. It has a collection of bizarre travelers on a sea voyage (Ship of Fools), a love story between professorial January and a relentlessly teen-aged May (Lolita), and sightseeing trips through Venice, Corfu and Athens (Greece, after all, is the In place to visit). Despite all this shifting scenery, What a Way to Go never really gets moving. But thanks...

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