Books: The Web of Politics

WORLD ENOUGH AND TIME (512 pp.)—Robert Penn Warren—Random House ($3.50).

Three years ago, Robert Penn Warren's novel based on the story of Huey Long won him a Pulitzer prize. In its movie version. All the King's Men walked off with a whole shelf full of Oscars. Now Novelist Warren is at it again. Though he has shifted his setting back to 19th Century Kentucky, he is still burrowing into his favorite theme: the corrosive corruption of power politics.

Picked by the Literary Guild as its July selection. World Enough and Time seems certain to go bounding right up the bestseller lists. Like its...

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