Books: Whiff into the Midnight

AN ESSAY ON MORALS (204 pp.) — Philip Wylie—Rinehart ($2.50).

Philip Wylie makes a good living out of his writing, and spends most of the year in Florida. But from reading his stuff, you would think he lived in a Grub Street attic, with specially trained vultures tearing at his liver.

This studiedly angry study in moral philosophy is charged with the same sophomoric ferocity as his best-selling Generation of Vipers was. But this time Wylie has some leaflets to scatter as well.

Wylie thinks he has the answer for juvenile delinquency, the high divorce...

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