Books: Short Notices: Aug. 4, 1967

THE RED CHINESE AIR FORCE EXERCISE, DIET, AND SEX BOOK translated by William Randolph Hirsch. 85 pages. Stein and Day. $2.95.

William Randolph Who? If the preface to this treatise on "dietetical materialism" is to be believed, its translator is an eminent Sinologist born in Canton province, where his parents

"Worked as missionaries specializing in the opium trade" and became famous as the "junk priests." He obtained the manuscript by parachuting into China with the help of a "Francis Gary Powers Traveling Fellowship."

William Randolph Hirsch is really three staffers on Monocle, a New York humor magazine—Marvin Kitman, Victor Navasky and Richard Lingeman. Their...

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