FICTION: Out of the Furnace

Bread And Fire—Charles Rumford Walker — Houghton, Mifflin ($2.50). "You know," she said, "the one thing people can never forgive in one is a betrayal of one's class." Harris Burnham, hearing his aunt thus condemn his excursion into socialistic journalism, replies by going to work with the hunkies in a copper mill. His is a hard-muscled method of thought. He refuses to betray himself by betraying humanity in order to remain loyal to an artificial class distinction. The, to many persons, pleasantly remote life of working people interests him like a bride. Feeling...

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