Books: Cotton King

DOLLAR COTTON—John Faulkner—Harcourt, Brace ($2.50).

"William Faulkner's younger brother" is not likely to be called that much longer. Forty-year-old John Faulkner has quite a South of his own, and his own way of telling about it. He knows how to give social history the easy clarity of a good comic strip, the human resonance of a good novel. His first book, Men Working (TIME, Aug. 11, 1941), was a tragicomedy about poor white farmers, brought to town and stranded there by WPA. Dollar Cotton is the life story of a Cotton King, Otis...

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