Summer 1957 • Vol. XIX No. 3 Book Reviews |

Spring Fiction

BOOKS Arthur Mizener SPRING FICTION THE TOWN. By William Faulkner. Random House. $3.95. TUNES OF GLORY. By fames Kennaway. Harper. $3.00. THE SEA AND THE WEDDING. By Pamela Hansford Johnson. Harcourt, Brace. $3.95. THE SANDCASTLE. By Iris Murdoch. Viking. $3.95. FOWLERS END. By Gerald Kersh. Simon and Schuster. $3.95. A LEGACY. By Sybille Bedford. Simon and Schuster. $3.50. THE HOMECOMING GAME. By Howard Nemerov. Simon and Schuster. $3-50- TO MAKE A WORLD. By Theodore Morrison. Viking. $4.50. A DISTANT DRUM. By Charles Bracelen Flood. Houghton Mifflin. $4.50. FAR AND AWAY the most important book in this selection of novels from the publishers' spring lists is certainly Faulkner's The Town, the middle novel of the Snopes trilogy, which began with The Hamlet and will be completed by The Mansion. We know the reason for the title of that last volume already; by the end of The Town Flem Snopes owns the de Spain house and is refurbishing it in the style he has painstakingly learned to thi

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Literary critic, Arthur Mizener (1907-1988) was Mellon Foundation Professor of English at Cornell University from 1951 to 1975. In addition to other works, he authored the first biography of F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Far Side of Paradise (1951) along with a biography of Ford Madox Ford, The Saddest Story: A Biography of Ford Madox Ford (1971).

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