Books: Fast & Loose

THE LAST SUPPER AND OTHER STORIES (214 pp.)—Howard Fast—Blue Heron Press ($3).

As Dr. Johnson and Samuel Butler proved, a man who believes that swallows hibernate in the mud beneath ponds or that a woman wrote the Odyssey can still write sensibly and well. A man who believes that the human race is largely composed of sinister little fascist gremlins engaged in re-enacting the Crucifixion with the author himself as the central figure, is in somewhat worse shape. Still, U.S. Communist Howard Fast keeps on writing all the time. He has just brought out...

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