Books: Hating the Hate Machine

DANCE THE EAGLE TO SLEEP by Marge Piercy. 232 pages. Doubleday. $5.95.

Marge Piercy looks young and round and pretty and has a head full of flying bricks, and anyone who wants to learn what the revolution against the fat society is all about should read her novels. Those not beguiled by the revolution should read her novels anyway.

In Dance the Eagle to Sleep, her second novel, she follows the stress lines of U.S. society a few years into a bleak future. A very few years, because in the book's untroubled beginning it is not...

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