Summer 1943 • Vol. V No. 3 Book ReviewsJuly 1, 1943 |

Caribbean Horrors

Dark Wedding by Ramon J. Sender. Translated from Spanish by Eleanor Clark. Doubleday, Doran. $2.50. The materials of Dark Wedding might seem undeserving of serious treatment. While we approve when a writer infuses new life into the historical novel, as Sender did with Mr. Witt Among the Rebels, most of us have had enough of romance in the Caribbean, even where it is advertised as embodying "the whole plight of man in a world at war." Put into a sentence, indeed, the plot of the novel sounds absurd: when the warden Black Trinidad is murdered in a remote island penal colony soon after returning to it with his bride Niña Lucha, armed convicts fight for power and possession of the virgin bride, who, after narrow escapes and strange experiences, including a night among Indians and the rôle of white maiden in rites of sympathetic magic with which they invoke fertility and rainfall, is finally rescued by the only romantically suitable person present, the young revolutionist and school

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