Spring 1960 • Vol. XXII No. 2 Book ReviewsApril 1, 1960 |

Kay Boyle’s Fiction

Generation Without Farewell by Kay Boyle. Knopf. $3.95. In her latest novel about Americans abroad, Kay Boyle writes of their interaction among themselves and Germans in 1948, the third year of the occupation. It is a story that once again demonstrates this author's skill at managing dramatic tensions in a context of symbolism. From the time of her first book in 1929, Wedding Day and Other Stories, her fate has been occasional high praise and an occasional succès d'estime. Meanwhile, writers far less gifted have been overrated by public and critics alike. At present there are only a few books of Kay Boyle's in print; these fortunately include a hardbound edition of her novel Monday Night and paperbacks of Thirty Stories and Three Short Novels (the last containing one of the masterpieces of this genre in our time, The Crazy Hunter). Her first novel, Plagued by the Nightingale, has been unobtainable for years; yet it is safe to say that it is the finest portrait of a French fa

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