Books: Mixed Fiction, Aug. 4, 1958

FLASHES IN THE NIGHT, edited by William Juhasz and Abraham Rothberg (87 pp.; Random House; $2.50), is a collection of seven short stories by Hungarian writers. Some of the authors took part in the recent revolt and wound up in jail. Some, not all, were Communist Party members, and some stood high in the esteem of their masters. Yet all are aware, in varying degrees, that they and their countrymen are living falsely because they are not living freely. Not all of these stories are good and no one of them is first rate,...

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