Books: Frenchmen (Cont'd}

PASSION'S PROGRESS: Volume Two, MEN OF GOOD WILL—Jules Remains—Knopf ($2.50).

Ambitious Jules Remains is working on a scheme as big as Honoré de Balzac's. His slowly growing super-novel, Men of Good Will, is being built to specifications to contain a whole city — 20th Century Paris. Goggling onlookers, seeing the size of the completed foundations, may now have some idea of the extent of the building, but Architect Romains, though he admits his construction will cover a lot of ground, still refuses to post his blueprints or release a front elevation. Before putting down tools for this section he thanks spectators...

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