Books: New Lost Generation

A HOUSE ON THE RHINE (255 pp.)−Frances Faviell−Farrar, Straus & Cudahy ($3.50).

If Europe has a new lost generation, it is the children who were born and brought up during World War II. Author Faviell, whose The Dancing Bear (TIME, Oct. 4, 1954) was a warmhearted, nonfictional account of a hard-pressed German family's struggle for survival in the immediate postwar period, here offers a fictional study of a German family falling apart after a half-decade or more of peace and growing prosperity. The brawling, sprawling, 15-member clan that occupies the first two floors...

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