Books: RECENT & READABLE, may 11, 1953

The World and the West, by Arnold Toynbee. A provocative interpretation of the history of the past six centuries, capped with a venture in semi-prophecy (TIME. April 20).

Zorba the Greek, by Nikos Kazantzakis. A man of action confronts life with one of the most affirmative philosophies in recent fiction; a modern Greek masterpiece by last year's runner-up for the Nobel Prize (TIME, April 20).

Dumbbells and Carrot Strips, by Mary Macfadden and Emile Gauvreau. Rollicking memoirs of 17 years with Bernarr Macfadden, by one of his former wives (TIME, April 20).

Count d'Orgel, by Raymond Radiguet. Three people locked in a triangle...

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