Fiction: Recent Books: Feb. 28, 1938


ONE AMERICAN—Frazier Hunt— Simon & Schuster ($3). Latest addition to the crop of newspapermen's reminiscences, containing somewhat stereotyped portraits of many of the world's great, somewhat stereotyped editorial philosophizing about current affairs ("So America marched toward the horizon of her doom") but revealing a warm, unaffected personality emerging from its clusters of cliches.

MARK TWAIN—Edgar Lee Masters—Scribner ($2.75). Polemical biography that goes beyond Van Wyck Brooks's The Ordeal of Mark Twain in picturing the humorist as a clown whose genius was warped by his refusal to challenge the ruling powers; written in...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!