Books: Resurrected Alive

Two LIVING AND ONE DEAD—Sigurd Christiansen—Liveright ($2.50).

Just so much grit in so many gear-boxes are most themes in most novels. A brilliant exception to this rule is Author Christiansen's Inter-Scandinavian prize novel Two Living and One Dead. So dextrously is its theme amalgamated with its characters that readers will find it impossible to formulate the one without telling the whole story of the others.

When two armed bandits walk one evening into the city post office, Kvisthus, one of the clerks left on duty, is killed. Clerk Lydersen. in a panic, throws himself...

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