Books: Mouse & Moujik

STUART LITTLE—E. B. White—Harper ($2).

RUSSIAN FAIRY TALES—translated by Norbert Guterman—Pantheon ($7.50).

Over the lonely, intractable, life-giving land, the antagonist and provider, the primitive peasant labors achingly by day. At sundown, with his last strength, he feeds and beds the creatures for whom his concern must always be so much greater than for himself. Then night comes down—night which is even more mysterious than day. By the fire, in warmth and light, the man may rest. But he cannot forget the great darkness which is closing in. The forces of the earth, the impulses of...

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