Letters, Aug. 28, 1944

Mass Hara-Kiri?

Sirs:

My answer to Robert Sherrod's Saipan question on the possible suicide of Japanese civilians when we reach Japan (TIME, Aug. 7):

Mass hara-kiri will be effected, in front of family and military shrines . . . and in front of the Palace in Tokyo. . . .

JAMES R. YOUNG*

Pawling, N.Y.

Inconclusive Normality

Sirs:

". . . Pablo Picasso, the melancholy, anarchic, 62-year-old Spaniard whom many consider the greatest living artist" (TiME, Aug. 7). This is inconclusive. Can you name five normal persons who consider Picasso the greatest living artist? . . .

HI SIBLEY

Nuevo, Calif.

¶ "Normal" people discredited Rembrandt, misunderstood El Greco, reviled Blake,...

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