Books: Guggles

THE GUGGENHEIMS — Harvey O'Connor — Covici, Friede ($3).

In Germany Thomas Mann traced the rise of a great bourgeois family in Buddenbrooks; in England conscientious John Galsworthy produced the more comprehensive but less artistic Forsyte Saga; and the works are representative of innumerable lesser realistic European novels.

But although U. S. fortunes in general have risen faster, gone higher, dropped further, created more spectacular characters and lurid scandals than other countries can show, U. S. novelists by & large have stood by, left the field to angry muckrakers, uncritical official biographers, or to such able left-wing analysts as Matthew Josephson (The Robber...

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