Books: Reds, Purples

MARCHING! MARCHING! — Clara Weatherwax—

John Day ($1.90).


Burke—Longmans, Green ($2.50).

By last week, middle-class U. S. readers had been subjected to enough proletarian novels to know what to expect when they opened a new one. They knew that the proletarian-heroes would be heroic, the capitalist-villains villainous; that in many a purple passage minor characters would hold forth like major prophets; that the gloriously tragic defeat of the heroes would leave its ineradicable Marx. Readers of Marching! Marching! and A Stone Came Rolling found them obedient to this pattern.

Though Clara Weatherwax spent her infancy in a papoose basket...

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