Books: The Norrises

Theirs Is a Literary Tandem

On their return from Europe, Charles and Kathleen Norris spent some weeks in Manhattan before seeking their California ranch life. This highly literary family is always interesting; for both Mr. Norris and his wife are vivid, keen-minded, hospitable.

"I've abandoned monosyllabic titles," the author of Salt, Brass and Bread told me. "What," I then asked, "is to be the title of your next novel?" "Pig Iron," he replied—and the joke seemed to be on me. Charles Norris says that he can produce only one novel every two years;...

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