Books: Still Cold Inside

THE THAW (230 pp.)—Ilya Ehrenburg, with THE DEATH OF ART (31 pp.)—Russell Kirk—Regnery ($3.50).

It is hard not to be a bore about boredom. In Russia, it may be downright dangerous. This can be deduced from the sad experience of Ilya Ehrenburg, who normally leads a full, rich, happy life in the Soviet Union, with a luxurious apartment in Moscow, a dacha in the country, a villa in the south, a talented wife, and a rag-taggle of pedigreed dogs. But in his latest novel, published in Russia last year, Ehrenburg let on that life is a bit of a bore and wondered...

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