Books: The Tiger Scratches

THE CAPTAIN'S TIGER (230 pp.)—Jerome Weidman—Reynal & Hitchcock ($2.75).

Jerome Weidman's noisy talents have been devoted to proving that life in his native New York City is a rat race between the stinkers and the saps. In I Can Get It for You Wholesale and What's In It for Me? Weidman drew a picture of the garment district so snarlingly unpleasant that his publishers for a time refused to let them be reprinted, fearing that they helped spread antiSemitism. In a collection of short stories, The Horse That Could Whistle Dixie, he boiled a...

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