Books: Sourball

THE HORSE THAT COULD WHISTLE "DIXIE"—Jerome Weidman—Simon & Schuster ($2.50).

Few months ago a report went around that Jerome Weidman's two novels, I Can Get It For You Wholesale and What's In It For Me?, were being withdrawn from circulation. The circumstances were unusual. Reviewers had praised them, ranked Weidman with such sourball writers as John O'Hara, James M. Cain, Hemingway. But Weidman's Semitic hero was such a heel that he roused antiSemitism. Author Weidman, and many a reader, regarded his villainous Harry Bogen as a deliberately horrible example. Publishers Simon & Schuster...

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