Books: Recent Fiction, Nov. 19, 1945

DAISY KENYON—Elizabeth Janeway —Doubleday, Doran ($2.50). The men & women of today's glossy fiction lead jumpy, exciting lives. They carry out hush-hush Government missions and make big money as writers and artists. They drink lots of highballs, chain-smoke, worry about themselves and talk to each other in subtle banalities to cover their emotional high tension. They love with anxious violence—usually two people at the same time, until the last chapter. And mostly they are terribly good, terribly sensitive but terribly confused.

Elizabeth Janeway, whose first novel, The Walsh Girls, was a best-seller in 1943, has made Daisy Kenyan out of these fascinatingly...

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