Books: RECENT & READABLE, may 14, 1951

Dominations and Powers, by George Santayana. Gracefully written skepticism by one of the moral gadflies of the 20th Century; the last volume Philosopher Santayana expects to publish in his lifetime (TIME, May 7).

Nones, by W. H. Auden. Eighty-one pages of assertions, most of them witty, by a major modern poet turned devout (TIME, April 30).

Hangsaman, by Shirley Jackson. _ An eerie story of a young girl's descent into schizophrenia (TIME, April 23).

The Miraculous Barber, by Marcel Ayme. A dry and mocking satire of French life on the eve of World War II by one of the best contemporary French novelists (TIME,...

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