Books: Love Among the Ruins

A FAVOURITE OF THE GODS (287 pp.) —Sybille Bedford—Simon & Schuster ($4.50).

It is not true that Freud, Joyce and general confusion in the mind have made it impossible to write novels in the manner of Anthony Trollope. Sybille Bedford does just that. She is not an existentialist desperado; she does not go into psychological swivets; she has no new material for Dr. Kinsey. She just tells a plain tale with an old-fashioned Trollopean sense of the importance of what people wear, the houses they occupy, the jobs and property they get and lose,...

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