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AFTER MANY A SUMMER DIES THE SWAN —Aldous Huxley—Harper ($2.50).

The Aldous Huxley whose early books so skillfully anatomized human viciousness and human hopelessness is no more. With Eyeless in Gaza he turned to painful self-searchings. With Ends and Means he grew stonily didactic. One of the gifted moral satirists of modern times, he had become, by logical development, a definitely religious man. He still is, but in his new book he turns to his earlier technique: uses once more the light realistic fantasy and the sharp surgical analysis which first made him famous, but uses them to say the most serious...

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