Books: Also Current: Mar. 30, 1962

LIFE AMONG THE SURREALISTS, by Matthew Josephson (403 pp.: Holt, Rinehart & Winston; $6). Matthew Josephson roared through the '20s like the New Culture Special, stopping here for some Dada nihilism, there for surrealistic analysis and along the way meeting up with Andre Breton, Louis Aragon, Max Ernst, Ezra Pound, Gertrude Stein, Malcolm Cowley, Katherine Anne Porter and Hart Crane. With these qualifications, his memoirs might be expected to say something significant. But although his anecdotes are amusing and interesting, they are only dimly illuminating. Somehow the fact that Hart Crane was...

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