Count d'Orgel, by Raymond Radiguet. Three people locked in a triangle of sensibilities; a minor masterpiece by a French literary prodigy who died at 20 (TIME, March 30).
Holmes-Laski Letters, edited by Mark DeWolfe Howe. Nearly 1,500 pages of learning, gossip and friendly controversy between a skeptical old Brahmin and a Marxist intellectual (TIME, March 23).
The Man Whistler, by Hesketh Pearson. A brisk, anecdotal portrait of the 19th century painter and eccentric (TIME, March 23).
Five Gentlemen of Japan, by Frank Gibney. A searching book about the Japanese, told around the lives & times of an admiral, a farmer, a newspaperman, a...