Books: RECENT & READABLE, Oct. 8, 1951

Melville Goodwin, U.S.A., by John P. Marquand. Two more Marquand males—this time a general and a newsbroadcaster —find the flavor of success mixed with the taste of ashes (TIME, Oct. 1).

The Conduct of Life, by Lewis Mumford. Humanist Mumford weighs modern life, finds it wanting, and prescribes a provocative set of individual rules for regeneration; Vol. IV of a philosophical tetralogy which began with Technics and Civilization (TIME, Oct. i).

Requiem for a Nun, by William Faulkner. The Nobel Prizewinner returns to the characters of Sanctuary (1931), reports them older, sadder, a little...

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