Fall 1947 • Vol. IX No. 4 Book ReviewsOctober 1, 1947 |

Two Up, Two Down

It May Never Happen by V. S. Pritchett. Reynal & Hitchcock. $2.50. Snow-on-the-Mountain by David Cornel DeJong. Reynal & Hitchcock. $2.50. The Magician by Bruno Frank. Viking. $2.50. The Museum of Cheats by Sylvia Townsend Warner. Viking. $2.50. At first sight, the fourteen stories of It May Never Happen give the impression that V. S. Pritchett is interested mainly in people who are queer, grotesques similar to those of Sherwood Anderson's Winesburg and approached with rather similar emotion. But behind this surface, and basic to it, is a deep orientation in religion, an orientation often perfectly obvious in theme (a boy losing his faith) or in personnel (a minister digging through air-raid rubble to save an unfrocked priest), often transformed into personal values (a sailor who makes temptations while presumably avoiding them, and his saviour-employer, who is a puritan purely in reaction against temptation). In other cases, until you finally agree on its leg

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The Football Players

By Wentzle Ruml III

It May Never Happen by V. S. Pritchett. Reynal & Hitchcock. $2.50. Snow-on-the-Mountain by David Cornel DeJong. Reynal & Hitchcock. $2.50. The Magician by Bruno Frank. Viking. $2.50. The Museum […]

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