Books: Mr. Pockheel's Daymare

THE RETURN OF H*Y*M*A*N K*A*P*L*A*N (192 pp.)—Leo Rosten, —Harper ($3.50).

Hyman Kaplan, the bagel Bonaparte, has returned from the island of Ellis. As in The Education of H*Y*M*A*N K*A*P*L*A*N more than 20 years ago, English is his most beloved enemy, but Waterloo is not in his capricious vocabulary, and as the stars with which he decorates his name on the blackboard testify, his ego is still imperial. He attacks sense and syntax with the same insouciance that originally made him such a verbal charmer. To Hyman Kaplan, the discoverer of the laws of...

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