Fiction: Recent Books: May 18, 1936

FLY AWAY BLACKBIRD—Jerrard Tickell —Morrow ($2.50). Open-air love story about a clean-cut, strangely noble Irishman and a Viennese beauty who married a rich rake to pay her daddy's bills.

JOURNAL OF A YOUNG MAN—Martin Delaney—Vanguard ($2.50). Case study of poverty-ridden Greenwich Villagers in the pre-New Deal era, set down by a sensitive young Irishman who strives to maintain his integrity while Catholicism, Communism and a self-centred blonde struggle for his soul.

SALKA VALKA — Halldor Laxness —Houghton Mifflin ($2.50). Caustic realism and old-fashioned sentiment combined in a lengthy sociological history of corruption, lust and political conflict in an Icelandic fishing...

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