Books: Donn Benchley

THE MAD LOVER—Richard Connell—Minion, Batch ($2). Be not dismayed if you hear that this book deals with the spendthrift son of an Irish-American pioneer in a city with slums and polo, like Toledo. Author Connell writes books on transatlantic steamers and French park benches. He knows no more about sons of Irish-American pioneers than he does about Mongolian law or any other dull literary subject. Author Connell is an Irish poet who was made cheerful by being born in Poughkeepsie, N. Y. With no sorrows of Deirdre for ballast, his fancy flies off...

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