Books: Short Notices: Apr. 29, 1966

SHADOW OF MY BROTHER by Davis Grubb. 317 pages. Holt, Rinehart & Winston. $5.95.

By way of showing that Davis Grubb (The Night of the Hunter, The Voices of Glory) is a serious writer, his publishers have printed excerpts from a personal journal that he kept while writing this book. Sample entries: "One page done. I can't see! I can't hear! God!" "Something is dying in me to make this book live on paper." Unfortunately, Grubb was unable to keep such anguished hyperbole confined to his journal. It gushes throughout the book, which is...

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