Books: The Invisible Man

MARKINGS by Dag Hammarskjöld. 221 pages. Knopf. $4.95.

The man seemed detached and imperturbable as he sat at the Security Council's high table, mediating between East and West. He often exasperated the committed men of both sides. But he became a kind of special saint for the uncommitted, the uncertain, the uneasy, who only hoped for the best without knowing just what the best was, who believed that sheer good will could somehow resolve all the world's conflicts. His very immobility was reassuring; at times he seemed the still point of the turning world....

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