Books: Mixed Fiction, Feb. 16, 1959

THE YOUNG ASSASSINS, by Juan Goytisolo (273 pp.; Knopf; $3.95), describes the half-silly, half-tragic capers of some angry young men who are not sure what they are angry about. Their arena is Madrid. Their indulgent parents are mostly well-to-do and cannot understand why their sons neglect their studies, spend their time with prostitutes and sneer at middle-class comforts. Up to that point, the youngsters described by young (28) Spanish Author Goytisolo have got their kicks from booze, sex and seedy night life. But when Ana, the lone girl in the gang and the only one with a working-class background, suggests...

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