Books: Young Man

THE LAND OF PLENTY—Robert Cantwell— Farrar & Rinehart ($2.50).

Hard-shelled old conservatives glare askance at today's young left-wing novelists, grumble that these youths have sold their birthright of dreams for a mess of revolutionary economics. Left-wing critics retort that while the nightmare of the capitalist system persists, no young writer worth his salt can close his eyes to it. Many a "proletarian novel" is rightly thrown out of the literary court as mere advertising for the Communist cause; but the literary sergeants-at-arms will think twice before they begin hustling Robert Cantwell's Land of Plenty....

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