Books: Of Men and Decisions

CORRIDORS OF POWER by C. P. Snow. 403 pages. Scribner. $5.95.

"If a man hasn't the right to his own cliche, who has?" asks C. P. Snow in the preface to his latest novel. A good question, rougher than he apparently realized. For though Snow meant it to apply only to the title of Corridors of Power, which sneaked into print years before the book itself, the question spotlights the strength and weakness of his whole novel and of his entire Strangers and Brothers sequence, of which this is the ninth volume. Corridors of Power is the capstone of the sequence so...

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