Books: Smirk

SMIRT — Branch Cabell — McBride ($2.50).

Author Branch Cabell, a newcomer to the U. S. scene, has written only three books (These Restless Heads, Special Delivery, Smirt). But they bear a marked likeness to the 18 volumes of one James Branch Cabell, who announced in 1929 that he would write no more of the Biography of the Life of Manuel. Now 54, Author Cabell has found it impossible to change his spots. A much-gnawed bone of contention, with little marrow left. Author Cabell can still rouse his faithful followers to delight. Considered by himself and his admirers the most polished...

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