Raleigh, John Henry
December 1953
New Republic;12/14/53, Vol. 129 Issue 20, p21
This article focuses on four new novels. One of the novels is "The Palm-Wine Drinkard," by Amos Tutuola. This novel is a fantasy with allegorical overtones, seems to be equally beholden to the primordial bush world of West Africa, where the author was born, and to the British civilization, which has attempted to appropriate that world. Another novel is "The Hive," by Arturo Barea. The Hive is Madrid, transfixed for a moment in its teeming wretchedness by a series of brief vignettes through which, sometimes looping back and forth in time, Cela affords glimpses into the lives of scores of characters. Other two books are "The Deep Sleep," by Wright Morris and "The Blue Hussar," by Roger Nimier.


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