Books: I Remember, I Remember

YESTERDAY (118 pp.)—Maria Dermot —Simon & Schuster ($3).

Maria Dermout is a little old (71) Dutch lady who remembers the life she led in Java before the European was seriously challenged, a time long ago when all daddies were rich and most mammas were good-looking. When Author Dermout's first book. The Ten Thousand Things, showed up in the U.S. last year (TIME. March 3). it seemed too good to be true: an I-remember-I-remember exercise in graceful recollection that almost never stumbled into teary nostalgia. Her second book simply proves once again that no art is so sweet as artlessness, no truth so...

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