Books: Romains ( Cont'd)

THE PROUD AND THE MEEK—Jules Romains—Knopf ($2.50). Slowly but surely Jules Romains is building his skyscraper novel of modern Paris. Men of Good Will. Last week U. S. gazers saw the third floor finished. Though it is still too soon to judge the architecture of the building, critics had already divided in their previews: some called it superb, others jerry-built. Men-in-the-street, content merely to watch the structure go up, told themselves it was beginning to look more like the real thing. Readers of the first two volumes (Men of Good Will, Passion's Pilgrims)...

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