Books: The Traveler

THE PROSPECT BEFORE Us (375 pp.)—John Dos Passes—Houghton Mifflin ($3.75).

"The young man walks by himself, fast but not fast enough, far but not far enough ... he must catch the last subway, the streetcar, the bus, run up the gangplanks of all the steamboats, register at all the hotels, work in the cities, answer the want ads, learn the trades, take up the jobs, live in all the boardinghouses, sleep in all the beds. One bed is not enough, one job is not enough, one life is not enough."

The young man of whom Novelist John Dos Passes once wrote this passionate...

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