Books: All the Way from Rugs to Riches

THE ANATOLIAN by Elia Kazan; Knopf; 436 pages; $15.95

In the small, squalid mind of Stavros Topouzoglou there seems not a scintilla of that diamantine nobility ascribed,to the Grecian soul. As his employer, an Armenian, says, "A fellow like you, here, has to be an anarchist, a boxer or a gangster." In fact, all Stavros ever wants to be is rich. Much has happened to him since he landed in New York in America America, published in 1962. The immigrant is now 32, the year is 1909, and Anatolian-born Stavros, or Joe Arness, as his American friends call him, has finally saved...