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THE SONG OF THE WORLD — Jean Giono — Viking ($2.50).

"The present time disgusts me, even to describe. It is sufficient merely to endure it." Thus spake, not James Branch Cabell nor Herbert Hoover, but one Jean Giono. Up to last week French Author Giono was practically unknown to U. S. readers. With the publication of The Song of the World he became a writer who should, and probably will, be known much better. A robust romantic who has been compared to Homer, Walt Whitman and D. H. Lawrence, Jean Giono writes with an earthly smack and tang that urban readers...

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