Fall 1968 • Vol. XXX No. 4 Book ReviewsJanuary 1, 1968 |

The Swan in the Evening: Fragments of an Inner Life

576 REVIEWS THE SWAN IN THE EVENING: Fragments of an Inner Life by Rosamond Lehmann. Harcourt, Brace and World, $4.50. The writing Lehmanns have one characteristic in common: even when they write short they often produce an impres- sion of garrulity. Rosamond Lehmann is deservedly respect- ed both for her sensibility and her style, but neither holds up completely under a cold eye, as The Swan in the Evening bears evidence. The book is a brief memoir of Miss Lehmann's early years as one of the children in an opulent Edwardian household, and of the years following the sudden death of her daughter in 1958. Miss Lehmann was almost felled by grief and guilt until a vivid psychic experience persuaded her that there truly is life beyond death. The ex- perience has led her to explore various methods of psychic communication, and many of these have underlined the va- lidity of her first revelation. One need not agree with her conclusions to be glad that they have brought her com- fort, but o

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By Martin Lebowitz

576 REVIEWS THE SWAN IN THE EVENING: Fragments of an Inner Life by Rosamond Lehmann. Harcourt, Brace and World, $4.50. The writing Lehmanns have one characteristic in common: even when […]

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