Books: Distinguished Snapshots

BLIND LOVE & OTHER STORIES by V. 5. Pritchett. 246 pages. Random House. $5.95.

V. S. Pritchett, one of the best of British critics, is also the master of a less fashionable art, the short story. His tales are old-fashioned in the way that a box-Brownie snapshot of a posed family group seems to belong to some other time; they have much the same kind of truth and absurd dignity. Samples: ∙BLIND LOVE. A short novel, really. Blind London banker has secretary-companion with birth mark that spreads a liver stain from below a high blouse-collar over one breast. Her husband...

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