Books: RECENT & READABLE, Aug. 17, 1953

London Calling North Pole, by H. J. Giskes. A German World War II counter spy tells how he managed to fool the British secret service (TIME, Aug. 10).

Stories in the Modern Manner. A soft-cover collection of 14 hard-shelled short stories, by such highbrow authors as Alberto Moravia and Marcel Aymé. Good, and reasonably clean, fun (TIME, Aug. 10).

Torment, by Pérez Galdós. A Spanish classic, by a novelist who has been called Spain's Balzac; published in the U.S. for the first time (TIME, Aug. 3).

I Was a Captive in Korea, by Philip Deane. A war correspondent's vivid ac count of 33...

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