Books: Sophisticates Abroad

TENDER Is THE NIGHT— F. Scott Fitz-gerald—Scribner ($2.50).

For many a U. S. reader a nine-year period of suspense ended last week when F. Scott Fitzgerald, bad boy of U. S. letters, published his first novel since The Great Gatsby (1925). Somehow during those intervening years the news had leaked out that Author Fitzgerald had big ambitions, would not always be content to turn out facile potboilers for the commercial fiction magazines. Even highbrow critics admitted that The Great Gatsby had been a promising foreshadow of better books to come. Rumor spread that...

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