Books: Minor Prophet

THAT DAY ALONE—Pierre van Paassen —Dial ($3.75).

It would not be out of character if Newshawk and Lecturer Pierre van Paas sen girded up his loins with a goatskin, brushed wild honeybees from a matted beard, strode through the streets of Manhattan (where he now lives) muttering: "Woe to her that is filthy and polluted! What mean ye that ye beat my people to pieces and grind the faces of the poor?" For this descendant of many Dutch Calvinist divines is something of a modern Zachariah, a minor social prophet in the line of...

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