Books: Anthropophagite at Work

EXPLORING ENGLISH CHARACTER (483 pp.) —Geoffrey Gorer—Criterion ($8.50).

"Do you think English people fall in love in the way you see Americans doing it in the films?" "Do you believe in ghosts?" "If a husband finds his wife having an affair with another man, what should he do?" "If you were told that a small child, say between 3 and 8, had done something really bad, what would you think the child had done?" These are questions* from a jumbo questionnaire answered by 11,000 readers of People, British Sunday paper. The questioner was the...

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