Books: Mixed Fiction, Nov. 8, 1954

MY BROTHER'S KEEPER, by Marcia Davenport (457 pp.; Scribner; $3.95) proves mostly that a writer with nothing much to say need never despair: the tabloids are full of stories. This one is about two old bachelor brothers who were found dead in a house full of junk (just like the famous Collyer brothers, who in 1947 were found dead in a junk-filled house in uptown Manhattan). Why, asks Author Davenport, did devoted brothers of good family and good education die in squalor and madness when they had scads of money in...

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