Books: Recent & Readable, May 29, 1950

No Time to Look Back, by Leslie Greener. A South African novelist finds a Christlike figure among the prisoners in a Japanese P.W. camp, traces his influence on prisoners and guards in a moving, if sometimes oracular story (TIME, May 22).

The Barkeep of Blémont, by Marcel Aymé. What happens to wine-loving, live-and-let-live Bartender Leopold when he is caught in the postLiberation political recriminations of his French town (TIME, May 15).

A Woman of Means, by Peter Taylor. Jealousy, insanity and the tensions of an unhappy marriage swirling about the head of a boy; a...