Books: Nazi Idyll

DEATH OF A MAN—Kay Boyle—Harcourt,Brace ($2.50).

Among U. S. expatriate writers a tall, midwestern girl named Kay Boyle has emerged as the most prolific of the lot. In the last three years she has published six volumes. Master of a spectacular if not always lucid prose, she has told the story of the death of a tuberculous writer in Year Before Last, described life in homosexual circles in Gentlemen, I Address You Privately, and in general written of tempestuous artistic spirits who have a weakness for flowery language. Last week she offered U. S....

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