Books: Millvillers and Hornbeckers

THE FEUD by Thomas Berger; Delacorte; 265 pages; $13.95

Even after a dozen novels, including Little Big Man and four books about the lunk hero Carlo Reinhart, Thomas Berger remains a cult writer who shuns literary society and sometimes the 20th century. The Reinhart series (Crazy in Berlin, Reinhart in Love, Vital Parts and Reinhart's Women), published over a 23-year period, suggested that the author viewed postwar American dreams and the liberal imagination with a considered lack of seriousness. Little Big Man's Jack Crabb left a permanent brand on the founding myths of the...

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