Books: Eccentrics

PERISH IN THEIR PRIDE—Henry de Montherlant—Knopf ($2.50).

Because they could take it as one more indication of degenerate capitalist aristocracy, Reds might delight in Henry de Montherlant's portrait of two eccentrics. Tycoons would find it had little connection with real life as they know it. But readers with no axe to grind and no grindstone to rest their noses on will be entertained, amused and touched by Perish in Their Pride. Though a study in human eccentricity (and French eccentricity at that), it was concentric with a more perfectly rounded humanity....

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