Books: The New Look

AMERICA AND COSMIC MAN (247 pp.)—Wyndham Lewis—Doubleday ($2.75).

When a girl has spent a lot of time and money fixing her face, it is tough to run slap into a wacky stranger who declares that he has fallen in love with her at first sight because she has the world's muddiest skin and largest pores. Should she decide that any compliment, no matter how disconcerting, is better than no compliment at all? Or should she tell the adoring stranger to mind his own damn business?

U.S. readers will find themselves facing this uncomfortable decision again...

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