Books: Arcadia Revisited

WHERE THE WASTELAND ENDS

by THEODORE ROSZAK

492 pages. Doubleday. $10.

A GOD WITHIN

by RENE DUBOS

325 pages. Scribners. $8.95.

Two live as one

One lives as two

Two live as three

Under the bam

Under the boo

Under the bamboo tree.

—T.S. Eliot, Sweeney Agonistes

The myth of Prometheus has commanded the allegiance of moderns, insofar as moderns have bothered with myths at all. What could suit the Age of Technology better, after all, than the legend of a discontented hero who snatched fire from the gods, enabling men to modify their destiny by exploiting...

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