Books: Fun With Fund-Raising

GIDEON PLANISH — Sinclair Lewis — Random House ($2.50).

Readers who have wondered what has happened to the red-faced, satiric talents of Sinclair Lewis will be relieved to know that nothing has. Of his Prodigal Parents (1938) the New Yorker quipped:

"Mr. Lewis remains a first-rate writer. Let's just sit this one out." The time has come for readers to swarm back into the ballroom. In Gideon Planish, his 18th novel, the Nobel Prizewinner has the old shillelagh out and cracks it on the skulls of the "organizators" and "philanthrobbers" who man the huge U.S....

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