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THAT SUMMER IN PARIS (255 pp.)—Morley Callaghan—Coward-McCann ($5). -

Paris may no longer be the place good Americans go when they die, but to a dwindling group of American men of letters it still looks like the heaven that lay about them in their infancy.

That Paris was not the city at large but that part of it where The Sun Also rose from, a few streets and cafes in St.-Germain-des-Prés and Montparnasse, where every Tom, Scott and Ezra thought of himself as a man of genius, and in some cases was. Morley Callaghan, Canadian novelist,...

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