Books: RECENT & READABLE, Apr. 21, 1952

Invisible Man, by Ralph Ellison. A rousingly good first novel about the growing up of a Negro boy (TIME, April 14).

The Second Face, by Marcel Aymé. One of the best ironists in the business tells what happens when a solemn, rather dutiful Frenchman gets a handsome new face (TIME, April 14).

Rotting Hill, by Wyndham Lewis. Nine corrosive stories about mid-century Britain (TIME, April 14).

Rome and a Villa, by Eleanor Clark. A more than skin-deep collection of sights, sounds and impressions by an American traveler (TIME, April 14).

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