Books: The Cape of Delusion

THE CORRIDA AT SAN FELIU by Paul Scoff. 277 pages. Morrow. $4.95.

The Corrida at San Feliu, surprisingly and mercifully enough, is not another entry into the endless bullring cycle. It is a novel about a novelist writing a novel. The work opens with a preface by a fictional publisher explaining that Author Edward Thornhill has died in an auto accident in Catalonia, and that what follows is two abortive beginnings of his last novel, the novel itself, a chapter of memoirs, and a short story. The resulting collection, though inherently multi-tiered and multi-baffling,...