Books: Editors' Choice: Jan. 26, 1981

FICTION: The Book of Laughter and Forgetting, Milan Kundera ∙ A Book of Women Poets from Antiquity to Now, edited by Aliki Barnstone and Willis Barnstone ∙ The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty, Eudora Welty ∙ Crackers, Roy Blount Jr. ∙ Earthly Powers, Anthony Burgess ∙ Italian Folktales, selected and retold by Italo Calvino ∙ The Middle Ground, Margaret Drabble

NONFICTION: Ambition, Joseph Epstein ∙ American Dreams, Studs Terkel ∙ The Magazine Maze, Herbert R. Mayes ∙ Naming Names, Victor Navasky ∙ Walt Whitman, Justin Kaplan ∙ "Watch Out for the Foreign Guests!" Orville Schell ∙ Ways of Escape, Graham Greene

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