Books: Also Current: May 29, 1964

ONE DAY IN THE AFTERNOON OF THE WORLD by William Saroyan. 245 pages. Harcourt, Brace & World. $4.95.

There's more loving here than even a Saroyan fan can stand. "Rosey's my daughter," muses the hero, "and Van's my son and Laura's their mother so loving them is easy. So I love everybody else, too. I love the dead, I love them especially. But not so much as I love the unborn." And most wondrous of all, not so much as he loves "the unborn who are never going to be born." But how about the reader who's never going to read it?...

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