Books: RECENT & READABLE, Jul. 12, 1954

The Eternal Smile & Other Stories, by Par Lagerkvist. A fine collection of stories and fables from the inventive mind of the Swedish Nobel Prizewinner, ranging from childish charm to ghostlike horror (TIME, June 28).

Haclcenfeller's Ape, by Brigid Brophy. Romance among apes can be very human and very funny, as seen in a young novelist's bright satire (TIME, June 28).

A Child of the Century, by Ben Hecht. A big, disorganized and frequently fascinating look in the mirror by a prolific softie who always made like a toughie (TIME, June 21).

Mary Anne, by Daphne du Maurier. A royal duke, a scheming mistress,...

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