Books: Concentrated Extract

THE ANGEL THAT TROUBLED THE WATERS And other Plays—Thornton Wilder—Coward-McCann ($2.50).

"1. I am about to make my point. . " . 2. I am now making my point. ... 3. I have just made my point"—time-honored prescription for effective exposition. No such precepts trammel Thornton Wilder, apparently indifferent to getting his point across. Says he in a luminous foreword to 16 playlets, "I have composed some forty of these plays, for I had discovered a literary form that satisfied my passion for compression. Since the time when I began to read I had become aware of the needless repetition, the complacency...

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