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And Our Critics Commend

August 30, 1987

A Scrap of Time, Ida Fink, transcribed from the Polish by Madeline Levine and Francine Prose (Pantheon). "An extraordinary collection of semi-autobiographical stories" about Jewish life in a small rural village in Poland during the German occupation (Alison Leslie Gold).

Cloak & Gown: Scholars in the Secret War, Robin W. Winks (Morrow), "provides the best intellectual history of some of the men who helped shape American espionage . . . recommended to anyone seriously interested in the thinking that goes into the secret war" (Edward Jay Epstein).

A Winter in Arabia, Freya Stark (Overlook). "The very model of travel literature--with compelling portraits of exotic people and places, all enriched by a warm sympathy and a poetic knack for telling detail" (David Burns).

World Outside the Window: The Selected Essays of Kenneth Rexroth, edited by Bradford Morrow (New Directions), "will serve to illustrate the extraordinary intellectual inventiveness of the late poet, translator and essayist" (Jonathan Kirsch).

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