Books: Sisyphus at Bay

A SEASON IN HELL by PERCY KNAUTH 111 pages. Harper & Row. $6.95.

Whether they call it the blues, a case of the hoo-ha's or "free-floating angst," nearly everyone has wrestled with depression. Cures are various, and likely to be temporary: a cold shower, a new hat, pills, a chat with a doctor or a friend, or simply repeating to oneself that "tomorrow is another day." Many people push a burden of inexplicable sadrtess through half a lifetime like Sisyphus with his famous stone, and try to believe that they are happy just the same. But when Author Percy Knauth fell into...

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