Books: Sour Orange Juice

A DEVIL IN PARADISE (128 pp.)—Henry Miller—New American Library (25/).

"With Moricand I entered new waters. Moricand was not only an astrologer and a scholar steeped in the hermetic philosophies, but an occultist . . . Rather tall, well built, broad-shouldered, heavy and slow in his movements, he might have been taken for a descendant of the American Indian family . . . Perhaps the closest description I can give of him at the outset of our acquaintance is that of a Stoic dragging his tomb about with him."

Thus, with a bright spurt of one of the most carefully wasted literary talents...

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