Books: The Sun Also Rises (Contd.)

THE WAY IT WAS (310 pp.)—Harold Loeb—Criterion ($5.95).

Early in 1924 in Paris, Harold Loeb was the proud possessor of: 1) a little magazine with big pages called Broom; 2) a mistress; 3) the manuscript of a novel, soon to be accepted with the publisher's proviso that Loeb put back all the "a's" and "the's" he had deliberately left out; and 4) the friendship of a fledgling expatriate writer, amateur boxer and soso tennis player named Ernest Hemingway, who dubbed Loeb "one of the better guys of all time." By the end of the fiesta...

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