Books: Also Current: May 15, 1964

OLD ACQUAINTANCE by David Stacton. 185 pages. Putnam. $3.95.

Even in these one-worldly days of cultural colonies and jet-settlers, most U.S. authors trying to depict European sophistication seem indefinably out of their league, like children sashaying around in grown-up shoes. Not so David Stacton, who here recounts with relish and delight a nostalgic encounter between two Old World celebrities at an international film festival. Leading man is Charlie, a writer rich but long past his prime, an exquisite wit, mildly fond of young men, though he has been married four times. With his latest boy in tow, Charlie encounters an old cinemactress...

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