Books: Once & Future Continent

AMERICA AT LAST by T. H. White. 250 pages. Putnam. $4.95.

Novelist T. H. White first saw America through the magic casements of Camelot. To his immense surprise, Englishman White fell in love with the ruddy country—or what he saw of it between tryouts of the Lerner-Loewe musical based on his tetralogy, The Once and Future King. He vowed to return, and his opportunity came in late 1963, when he was booked for a three-month lecture tour that was to take him all over the U.S.

Unlike so many English celebrities who descend on the U.S. for a few weeks and condescend forever...

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